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Updated: April 29, 2011 07:43 IST

White House acknowledges Roemer’s resignation

Narayan Lakshman
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Timothy J. Roemer
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The resignation letter of Timothy Roemer, United States Ambassador to India, has been submitted, a White House official confirmed to The Hindu.

Concurrently White House Spokesperson Jay Carney emphasised that over the past two years during Ambassador Roemer’s tenure, U.S. President Barack Obama made the expansion of the U.S.-India strategic partnership a “major priority” and declared that it was an “indispensible partnership” for the 21st century.

A day after Mr. Roemer’s resignation Mr. Carney said that Mr. Obama “has great respect for the Indian people, a close partnership with Prime Minister Singh, and views this relationship as an anchor to our approach in Asia.”

M. Carney further reaffirmed that the U.S. and India would continue to pursue top priorities, including balanced economic growth, counter-terrorism, global security and stability, education, agriculture, trade and investment, and the advance of democratic values.

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