US and India to work closely on terrorism problem

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Manmoham Singh say the two countries have agreed to work more closely on combating world terrorism and on nuclear nonproliferation issues.

Obama also said he hopes that India and Pakistan over the next few months can “find mechanisms” to work out long-standing differences over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Singh announced that India will create new centers to deal with nuclear security and disease prevention, and Obama reiterated moves by the United States to ease export controls affecting trade between the world’s two largest democracies.

On Kashmir, Obama said the United States “cannot impose a solution.” But he said he has offered to help the two countries to work out the problem, saying he believes both “have an interest in reducing tensions.”

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