Barack Obama leaves India for Saudi Arabia

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Barack Obama leaves India for Saudi Arabia

As Air Force One took off from a military airport in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a farewell message on Twitter saying the visit had “taken India-USA ties to a new level & opened a new chapter”.

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Published: Tue 27 Jan 2015, 3:01 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:00 PM

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama left India for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after a three-day visit focused on improving relations between the world’s largest democracies.

As Air Force One took off from a military airport in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a farewell message on Twitter saying the visit had “taken India-USA ties to a new level & opened a new chapter”.

Obama also tweeted his thanks to Modi “for a memorable visit, and to the Indian people for their warm welcome”.

The president had been due to visit the Taj Mahal on the final day of his visit, but cut the trip short.

 



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