Indian Ambassador Arun K. Singh presents his credentials to US President Obama

Indian Ambassador Arun K. Singh with the US President Barack Obama

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Washington, DC – Newly appointed Ambassador of India to the United States, Arun K. Singh was among a group of ambassadors who presented their credentials today (May 18, 2015) to the President Barack H. Obama at the Oval Office of the White House according to a White House communique.

President Obama warmly welcomed Ambassador Singh back to Washington and wished him success in his responsibilities as India’s next Ambassador to the United States, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC.

The statement noted that the US President fondly recalled his visit to India in January and personal friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding, “Ambassador Singh, in his remarks to President Obama, conveyed warm greetings from the President and the Prime Minister of India to him and Mrs. Michelle Obama.”

Ambassador Singh said that he was committed to work towards making the India-United States strategic partnership global in outlook, strategic in content and transformative for India’s development, as decided by the leaders of the two countries in the summits held in September 2014 and January 2015.

Singh had formally presented copies of his credentials on May 5 to the Office of Chief of Protocol at the State Department as the 24th Indian Ambassador to the US.

On June 14th, Indian American community of Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area is hosting a welcome dinner for Ambassador Singh. The event is organized by National Council Association of Indian Associations (NCAIA), according to Dr. Suresh K. Gupta, immediate past president, NCAIA and physician to the Embassy of India.

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