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Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh receives a telephone call from President Bush

New Delhi
December 21, 2006
(Press Information Bureau)

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh received a telephone call from President George Bush this evening. The two leaders expressed happiness at the strengthening of the bilateral relations highlighted in President Bush's initiative to amend US laws to enable bilateral civil nuclear cooperation, which received strong bipartisan support in the United States Congress.

The Prime Minister said India still has some concerns, though many have already been addressed in the President's signing statement. Both leaders expressed the hope that remaining concerns will be addressed in the next stage of negotiation.

The two leaders also discussed other subjects including regional matters.

The Prime Minister conveyed seasons' greetings to President Bush and Mrs. Bush.