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Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra cancelled

Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra cancelled

India Blooms News Service | 24 Jan 2015, 10:39 pm
Washington/New Delhi, Jan 24 (IBNS): While India is gearing up to host Barack Obama along with his wife Michelle Obama on the occasion of the Republic Day, the US President's trip here has been shortened leading to the cancellation of his visit to the historic Taj Mahal in Agra on Jan 27.
The White House on Saturday reportedly confirmed the cancellation of  Obama's visit to Taj Mahal as he will leave India after his address at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on the morning of Jan 27 to meet the new king of Saudi Arabia.
 
The new schedule came after Saudi King Abdullah passed away on Friday. Following the demise, his brother Salman has been declared the new king.
 
Obama's cancellation to visit Agra will be a major disappointment as elaborate preparations had been made to welcome the US President and the first lady. 
 
According to reports, a team of 600 people had been assigned to clean the Taj Mahal in Agra ahead of Obama's earlier plan to visit to the historical monument on Jan 27.
 
US President Barack Obama will be on a three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend this year's Republic Day parade.
 
President Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials as well as First Lady Michelle Obama.
 
The US President will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday morning.
 

Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra cancelled

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