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US exploring ways to build better linkages with India: Richard Verma

Verma was is in Nagaland on the occasion of Hornbill Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

Richard Verma
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The United States is exploring ways to build better linkage with India, especially the North East Region of the country, to India, said on Thursday.

"We are here to explore, how we can build greater linkages between US and this important state through trade, education, infrastructure or innovation," he said.

Verma, who is in the state on his maiden visit on the occasion of Hornbill Festival, said this while interacting with media-persons during the Kohima Night Carnival.

Having attended the inaugural session of the Hornbill Festival this morning, the US Ambassdor described the festival as "amazing culture and a wonderful sandwich of music and arts".

He was also appreciative about the rich tribal cultural history and young population of the State.

Tomorrow, the will be calling on Chief Minister TR Zeliang and also visit the World War-II cemetery to pay tribute.

Verma is accompanied by US Consulate General Kolkata and other officials.

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 01:22 IST