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PM, Bush to discuss terrorism during their meeting

September 16, 2008 01:43 IST

Condemning the serial blasts that rocked New Delhi [Images] over the weekend, the United States on Monday said that terrorism will be high on the agenda when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] meets President George W Bush [Images] later this month.

Delhi Blasts

The Prime Minister, who will go to the United Nations to attend the General Assembly, will meet Bush at the White House on September 25.

"We were distressed to see the terrorist attacks against innocent civilians in India this weekend. We obviously stand with the Indians in trying to fight against terrorism and extremists, and we would help them in any way that we can to fight back against them," White House Press Secretary Dana Perino [Images] said.

US offers to help India in war on terror

When asked whether the President will discuss the issue of terrorism with Singh, she said: "Absolutely".

"And I know that he and the prime minister will talk about it when he's here," Perino said.

Bush invites PM to White House on Sept 25

During their meeting, the two leaders may sign the India-US nuclear deal if it is approved by then.

The senior White House official also said that she believed that the latest developments on the global economy will be discussed at the United Nations with world leaders, including India.

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