"We are deeply committed to strengthening the US-Indian relationship, building our economic and commercial ties, advancing our political and security cooperation in Asia and around the world," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said yesterday.
    
The meeting would give the two leaders an opportunity to build on the discussions they had in New Delhi in January when Obama travelled to India to attend the Republic Day Parade as its chief guest, he said.
    
"This will give the two leaders an opportunity to build on the discussions they had earlier this year during the President's historic trip to India," Rhodes said.
    
"Notably, India will be critical to a successful global effort to combat climate change, so the two leaders will certainly address their shared vision of how to approach the upcoming meetings in Paris," he said.

Modi arrived here on Wednesday night on a six-day official visit during which he would travel to Silicon Valley tomorrow to meet the top IT CEOs of the region and address a meeting of some 18,000 Indian Americans on September 27.
    
Rhodes said Obama's engagements at the United Nations would focus majorly on climate change. This includes his meeting with Modi.

 

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