‘Aap sab ko mera pyar bhara namaskar’, says Prez Obama
New Delhi: U.S. PresidentBarack Obama peppered his joint press interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today with Hindi words, beginning with his greeting, ‘Aap sab ko mera pyar bhara namaskar’ (My greetings with love).
The U.S President, who shared a visibly warm camaraderie with Prime Minister Modi, also thanked the latter for the ‘chai pe charcha’ (discussions over tea) that the two leaders had on the lawns of Hyderabad House here.
“Thanks for hosting me at ‘ chai pe charcha‘. We need more of those in the White House,” he said, ending his speech by invoking a reference to ‘Chalein Sath Sath’ (Let’s walk Together).
Later, when prodded by journalists over what was discussed between the two leaders during the discussions over tea, President Obama said the two compared the amount of sleep they get.
“During talks, we compared the amount of time we get, to get some sleep, seems Prime Minister Modi gets less than I do,” said the U.S President.
“In addition to our strong personal friendship, we are reflecting the warmth and affection between the Indian and American people,” he added.