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President Obama's first State Visit

This week we look at the first State Visit to the United States following President Obama's Inauguration. The visit of India's Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh on November 24, 2009.

Arrival Ceremony

The visit began with an arrival ceremony where both leaders spoke of the deep ties between their two countries and gave hints of what was to come during the visit.


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Meeting in the Oval Office

The leaders met in the Oval office to discuss the global issues that would shape the Prime Minister's visit and addressed the media with opening statements.

Arrival for the State Dinner

President Obama and Mrs. Obama greeted Prime Minister Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, as they arrived at the North Portico for the State Dinner.

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Toast at State Dinner

President Obama delivered a toast to the gathered guests in advance of the start of dinner.

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All State Dinners hosted by President Obama


November 24, 2009



May 19, 2010



January 19, 2011



June 7, 2011


South Korea

October 13, 2011


United Kingdom

March 14, 2012



February 11, 2014



April 28, 2015



September 25, 2015



March 10, 2016

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