New Delhi: Education, innovation, and competitiveness were the three hallmarks of United States Ambassador to India, Richard R Verma`s official visit to Jaipur, his first official visit to Rajasthan.
Ambassador Verma discussed ongoing US-India cooperation in infrastructure development and smart cities, particularly US partner city Ajmer, with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
The Ambassador also paid a courtesy call on Governor Kalyan Singh during his two-day visit.The Ambassador spoke with 130 American Fulbright Scholars from across South and Central Asia, who were meeting in Jaipur and shared with him their experiences across a wide range of subject areas. Ambassador Verma spoke about the importance of educational and cultural exchanges as part of our bilateral relationship.
The US-India program is jointly funded by the US and Indian governments, illustrating how important the program is to both countries.Ambassador Verma also spoke with regional business leaders at the Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). Underlining the growth in US-India trade, Ambassador Verma noted, "Bilateral trade has reached USD 103 billion, and is on the way to USD 500 billion.
The two countries have agreed on new deals in defense and energy; and we are working hard on increasing bilateral investment flows between our two nations."Ambassador Verma was honored to meet Mr. D. R. Mehta, Founder and Chief Patron of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), also known as the Jaipur Foot organization.