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US for stronger cooperation with India, Brazil, China

Spelling out the agenda of the administration in its second year, the White House has said US President Barack Obama and his team would work towards promoting stronger bilateral cooperation with countries like India, Brazil, China and South Africa.

world Updated: Jan 23, 2010 15:48 IST

Spelling out the agenda of the administration in its second year, the White House has said US President Barack Obama and his team would work towards promoting stronger bilateral cooperation with countries like India, Brazil, China and South Africa.

"We will continue to build on the President's efforts with regards to promoting a stronger bilateral cooperation with countries like India, Brazil, China, South Africa," White House spokesman Mike Hammer told foreign journalists yesterday.

Hammer also said the President, in the second year in the office, is determined to work every day to advance American National Security interest.

Noting that a nuclear security summit will be held here on April 11 and 12, he said the President aims to "very aggressively" push forward a counter-proliferation agenda to ensure security of nuclear arms and to prevent any potential for atomic terrorism, which relates to issues of North Korea and Iran.

"We certainly anticipate, of course, the summits in Canada and later in Korea relating to economic issues," he said, adding the President would be making foreign visits too, but the schedule has not been announced yet.

In the first year, Obama received countless leaders at the White House -- including his first State Guest Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- and he fully anticipates this coming year to also get into discussing many key bilateral ties, Hammer said.