PM speaks to Obama
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, May 9: A week after the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight spoke to US President Barack Obama over phone and discussed the situation in the region.
Sources, however, did not say whether the two leaders discussed the bin Laden issue.
A PMO spokesman said Singh and Obama discussed further growth and development of of Indo-US relations and the situation in the region.
"It was a warm conversation which covered wide-ranging subjects", he said.
This is the first conversation between the two leaders since the killing of Osama on May 2 in a raid by US Special Forces in the garrison city of Abbotabad.
Singh had termed bin Laden's killing as a significant step forward and asked the international community and Pakistan in particular to work comprehensively to end the activities of all groups.
The Prime Minister had hoped that bin Laden's elimination would deal a "decisive blow" to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups".
The telephonic talk came on a day when the US President raised questions about the possibility that "some people inside of government" in Pakistan may have been involved in providing support structure for Osama.
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