US President Barack Obama stands alongside Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh(L) during a State Arrival in the East Room of the White House. Obama hailed India as “indispensable” on Tuesday as he welcomed Singh(AFP/Saul Loeb)
President Obama will be holding its first official black tie affair tonight as the First Family hosts an official state dinner for India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The event and reception for the Prime Minister of India shows the important relationship the U.S. shares with the world’s largest democracy. Both President Obama and Prime Minister Singh spoke today at a press conference and reiterated the important relationship both countries share on global terrorism, climate, and the economy.
An example of U.S. President Barack Obama’s place setting is seen on display at a State Dinner preview event at the White House in Washington, November 24, 2009. Obama will hold a State Dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later in the evening.REUTERS/Jim Young
First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Mrs. Gursharan Kaur in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 in Washington.(AP Photo/Press Trust of India, Subhash Chander Malhotra)