President Obama says India could play a “positive” role in the region from Burma to Sri Lanka

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The US president, Barack Obama, speaking at the Siri Fort Auditorium New Delhi, on 27 January 2015, said India could play a “positive” role in the region from Burma to Sri Lanka, reiterating “that with power comes responsibility

I believe that if we’re going to be true global partners, then our two nations must do more around the world together.  So to ensure international security and peace, multilateral institutions created in the 20th century have to be updated for the 21st.  And that’s why I support a reformed United Nations Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.

Of course, as I’ve said before, with power comes responsibility.  In this region, India can play a positive role in helping countries forge a better future, from Burma to Sri Lanka, where today there’s new hope for democracy.  With your experience in elections, you can help other countries with theirs.  With your expertise in science and medicine, India can do more around the world to fight disease and develop new vaccines, and help us end the moral outrage of even a single child dying from a preventable disease.  Together, we can stand up against human trafficking and work to end the scourge of modern day slavery.  (The White House)

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