Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga. File image

US Ambassador to India Kenneth Ian Juster has called on Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga to discuss possible areas of cooperation in road infrastructure besides health care.

Ambassador Kenneth along with US Consul General in Kolkata Patti Hoffman arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit.

“Juster yesterday (Thursday) held meeting with the chief minister at the latter’s residence and discussed state policies and possible areas of cooperation especially in road infrastructure and health care,” said a statement issued from CMO.

An official of Mizoram government said that strengthening cooperation in tourism and creating more avenues for higher education in the US for students from the northeastern states also figured in the discussion.

The US Ambassador also interacted with the senior functionaries of “Shalom”, an NGO working on HIV/AIDS, human rights, nutrition, prisoners’ issues, women’s empowerment and youth affairs.

“The US envoy held meeting with church leaders at Synod office here and senior officials of Excise and Narcotics Department,” the statement added.

Juster, after his appointment as the 25th US Ambassador to India in November 2017, had visited other northeastern states including Assam and Tripura.

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