[Article 1115]Obama, India’s Modi author op-ed

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The president of the United States and the prime minister of India took a new title Tuesday — op-ed contributors.

President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed an op-ed on The Washington Post websiteTuesday claiming a “renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century.”

The leaders said “our relationship involves more bilateral collaboration than ever before,” but “the true potential of our relationship has yet to be fully realized.”

Areas of cooperation include manufacturing, energy, the environment, counter-terrorism, health policy, and space exploration, the leaders wrote.

Obama and Modi meet late Tuesday morning.

“This will be an agenda that enables us to find mutually rewarding ways to expand our collaboration in trade, investment and technology that harmonize with India’s ambitious development agenda, while sustaining the United States as the global engine of growth,” Obama and Modi wrote.