Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is lauding India's new prime minister for focusing on economic growth and addressing the needs of the "poorest of the poor."
Obama is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office. It's Modi's first visit to the White House since his election in May.
The president says he has been impressed with the energy and determination that Modi is putting into addressing his country's challenges.
Sitting alongside Obama, Modi says India already has a strong partnership with the U.S. but the two countries need to "revive the momentum." He says he expects the economic relationship between the U.S. and India to grow rapidly in the coming years.