US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, who is on a two-day visit to Tripura, visited some of the tourist spots in the State. He said that though the North East boasts of huge tourism potential, but, the infrastructure will have to be developed if the region wants to make an industry out of tourism.
Juster visited the Neermahal Palace, Tripura Sundari Temple and Tripura State Museum and the ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) power plant in southern Tripura on Thursday. The US Ambassador, while coming out of the Tripura State Museum, interacted with media persons, “My trip to Tripura was great. I had a meeting with the Chief Minister (CM) Biplab Kumar Deb and also with the Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki. We visited the Neermahal Water Palace this morning. The Tripura State Museum is beautiful. I also visited the Indo-Bangla border area. The cultural show put up on Wednesday night was simply wonderful. The northeastern region is a wonderful part of India and I just hope that the US can increase its trade ties with the region.”
Ambassador Juster also visited the India-Bangladesh border at Akhaura and watched the beating retreat ceremony of the two border guards – Border Security Force (BSF) of India and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB). This is the diplomat’s first visit to the North East.
Juster has almost 40 years of experience as a senior business executive, senior law partner and senior Government official and was appointed by the President of the United States on November 3, 2017, to be the 25th US Ambassador to India.