The US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster who has paid his maiden visit to Assam on Tuesday met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed an array of issues like business, connectivity and organic cultivation.
The US Ambassador said that considering the vibrant petroleum and natural gas sector of the state, the US can help Assam in providing state of the art technology for exploring the sectors economically.
He also said that both US and Assam can have their bilateral ties in organic farming, healthcare and digital economy.
The Ambassador taking note of the location of Assam and its proximity with the South East Asian countries, said that Assam can play the role of prime-mover in auguring business relations with South East Asian nations and therefore, advocated for robust regional connectivity and US can provide a helping hand in this regard.
Assam Chief Minister Sonowal also put before Kenneth Juster the investor friendly ambiance created in the state by the government and told him that a whopping investment to the size of Rs. 50,000 crore has been invested in the state both by the private and public sector companies to reap rich dividends of the prolific industrial sector of the state.
The Ambassador lauding the statesmanship of Sonowal, invited him to the USA.
On Tuesday, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster also visited the Kamakhya Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Pithas.