"He is also somebody that has a clear vision for where he wants to take his country. And that makes him not just an effective politician but an effective Prime Minister." Earnest noted that Obama "has had the opportunity to consult with Prime Minister Modi on a number of occasions."
"And I think that isn't just a testament to their good working relationship -- it actually is a testament to the important issues that are at stake between our two countries." "And the ability of the leaders of our two countries to work through those issues and to advance our shared interests is a good thing -- it's a good thing for the world, it's also a good thing for the citizens of our two countries," Earnest said. Asked if Obama had invited Modi for a seventh meeting early next year at the White House, the spokesman said he was not "aware of any meetings that are on the agenda at this point, but I certainly wouldn't rule out another visit by Prime Minister Modi before the end of next year."