White House says President Obama will reach out to Indian PM-elect Modi soon
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Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi “will be welcomed” to the United States, the White House said on Friday.
Spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama “does plan to reach out” to him soon.
In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Modi would get a visa to the United States once he takes office and forms a government. Modi was denied one several years ago.