US Ambassador Keen On Working With Mamata Banerjee


Kolkata: Describing his meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as “terrific”, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Wednesday said they are keen on exploring areas where they can work together.

“It was a terrific meeting. We have talked about all kinds of issues starting from trade and investment between the US and this part of India, educational linkages and about important conferences that we are having right now on regional connectivity,” he said after his 40-minute long meeting with Banerjee.

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“We explored all those ways where we can work together in connecting our people,” Verma said.

The US Ambassador went on saying that the relationship between two countries has witnessed incredible success in the last two years and it has brought progress in different sectors like defence, green energy and climate besides, trade and commerce.

“We have had incredible success in India-US relations over the last two years in particular to read out all progress we made in defence, green energy and climate, in trade and commerce and so many other areas,” Verma stated.

Officials at the Chief Minister’s Office said Banerjee invited Verma to the Bengal Global Business Summit scheduled from January 20 and 21 next year and the envoy had informed the Chief Minister that a US-team might visit the meet.