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Barack Obama: "America can be the best partner of India"

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Obama announced 4,000 billion in aid to boost trade relations and reiterated US support to the possibility that India becomes part of permanent Security Council of the UN.

The US president, Barack Obama, today closed three-day visit to India talking about the future possibilities with both countries working together and stressing the need to support the freedoms and rights of all.

Obama led a conference at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, delivered before an audience, with great presence of students and the last Indian Nobel Peace Prize, Kailash Satyarthi.

There, the US president spoke of "dignity" and the need for every human being to progress in life and have opportunities regardless of race, color, sex or religion.

"We are stronger when we are able to see the dignity in every human being," Obama said, remarking that the aspirations of a person should "go as far as you can your imagination" and not be marked by the circumstances of his birth.

Hours ago he had attended the parade of the Indian Republic Day and cordial talks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Obama also highlighted the successes of his visit, which has had a strong commercial and strategic competent to unclog outstanding points on issues such as civil nuclear energy or upgrade defense cooperation agreement, which has come accompanied by a commitment to joint production weapons in India.

Yesterday Obama announced 4,000 billion in aid to boost trade relations: 1.000 million over the next two years to finance US exports; 2,000 for investments in clean energy and 1,000 more for small and medium enterprises in rural areas.

"America can be the best partner of India", said today, recalling the possibilities of collaborating with two of the few countries that have gone "to the Moon and Mars"

The president highlighted the possibilities that exist for both countries to cooperate on environmental issues, infrastructure, research and education, and the importance of India in the international arena.

In that sense, Obama reiterated US support to the possibility that India becomes part of permanent Security Council of the UN.

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