India revises schedule for australia visit of the president
LONDON — Britain is reviewing an agreement to host President Barack Obama’s next state visit after the Indian capital reversed itself on plans to hosjarvees.comt the U.S. president’s first in 2013, citing «ongoing political differences.»
Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said in a statement late Friday that the government will consider the possibility of rescheduling Obama’s January 3-10 summit, in Gandhinagar, in July 2014.
Cameron will also decide, in consultation with Obama, whether to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the next world summit on climate change held in Copenhagen, Denmark, next year.
The U.S. has also extended an invitation for Obama to visit on b바카라ehalf of the group of world leaders gathering at an African Union meeting at the beginning of the year.
On Monday, Cameron announced that he was renewing his offer of a three-year post in Washington for Obama to serve in Downing Street.
His announcement, coupled with Modi’s visit to London this week on a three-day visit that started in New York, has led to growing speculation over the timing of a May 2014 visit.
U.S. authorities said Friday they had no further comment.
Cameron has not yet had to address speculation that his request for a two-year extension of his visit to the U.S. could be revoked as a result of Obama’s climate change initiatives — with several reports saying he might have to do so if Modi is not willing to travel to the U.S. for his meeting with Obama in February.
Modi is also facing pressure within the country to do more to stop polluting by companies operating outside of India. A Greenpeace report published on Thursday said India is the most polluting country on Earth.
For its part, Obama has defended his policy toward India, saying it is «not just because of political issues but also because we need more of 바카라a friendlier international environment.»