The president and first lady hosted Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur for their first state dinner. (Photo Credit: Getty Images/File)
(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he will visit India in November in response to a standing invitation from Prime Minister Singh.
"I'm delighted to announce tonight that I plan to visit India in early November," Obama told a reception at the United States-India Strategic Dialogue.
Obama hosted Singh at the first state dinner of his administration last year. Singh extended the invitation for Obama to visit India at that time.
In a separate announcement Thursday, the White House said that the 2011 leaders meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 12 and 13 of next year.
"The United States will use the opportunity of chairing APEC in 2011 to highlight the vast potential the Asia-Pacific region holds for American companies and workers, to help shape the future of Asia-Pacific's regional architecture, and to promote APEC's core mission of spurring mutually beneficial regional economic integration," the White House statement said.
Updated 7:08 p.m.
Please make the republicans stop showering me with facts. I want to maintain my illusion that my president is worth something.
Michelle is our best-looking and most stately First Lady since Jackie Kennedy. Go Obamas!
India is an unfair trading partner and we should ban imports of labor from them and outsourcing of jobs to them. They have erected trade barriers to US goods while US corporations have shipped hundreds of thousands of IT jobs to India through direct outsourcing and bringing in cheap Indian H1-B visa labor.
It's great – the people will certainly love welcoming you in the country. President Clinton is very near and dear to many Indians, they showed much affection, especially during his visits after the Tsunami.
The IDIOT can not take the time to support Israel but he is going to India.
Good thing the known moron Joe Biden at least stuck up for Israel and their right to defend themselves.
Amazing. Barack is the worst President of all time. Lousy leader and a pro union socialist. k
People were pretty quick to criticize the handling of Katrina...
This clown did not even get involved in the oil spill for over 2 weeks...and he still has no idea of proper leadership...
President and First Lady Michelle Obama are a most handsome couple as well as fashionably smart.