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Obama to attend Nov 6 business summit in Mumbai

US President Barack Obama will attend the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit in Mumbai on November 6, 2010.

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2010 21:07 IST

US President Barack Obama will attend the US-India Business and Entrepreneurship Summit in Mumbai on November 6 during his four-day visit to India, according to the US-India Business Council.

The trade advocacy group representing over 300 leading US companies doing business with India said its four-day Presidential Executive Mission to India will commence with a Business and Entrepreneurship Summit Nov 6.

Jointly organized with the US Department of Commerce, the summit featuring Obama "will help deepen America's commercial relations with India, support American jobs, and strengthen the vital US-India partnership," USIBC said.

"When Obama travels to India he will be the sixth-ever US President to set foot on Indian soil. His visit will be an action-triggering event, where major business policy objectives can be advanced," it said.

"The visit offers the opportunity to underscore that India will be one of the United States' key partners in the decades ahead."

In follow up to the Business and Entrepreneurship Summit, the USIBC Presidential Executive Mission will participate in business conferences in New Delhi Nov 8 and 9 to explore opportunities in bilateral investment, trade and innovation, USIBC said.

Besides Mumbai and New Delhi, Obama is also expected to visit Amritsar.