Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi to join U.S. delegation to India

January 22, 2015 8:13 AM

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Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi to join U.S. delegation to India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Barack Obama on his trip to India next week for Republic Day celebrations where they will be the guests of honor, White House officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Obama has been trying to foster closer economic and defense ties with India. He will also take with him Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, Democratic Senator Mark Warner, and a host of other lawmakers, cabinet members, and business leaders, the White House said.

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