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US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens pays courtesy visit to Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel

On 20th August, 2014, US Ambassador Kathleen Stephens paid courtesy visit to Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel in Gandhinagar.

Smt. Patel congratulated Ms. Stephens for affable diplomatic ties between India and United States of America and said that upcoming visit of Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to US will further strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Chief Minister said that Gujarati community residing in America is eager to welcome India’s Prime Minister and expressed India’s readiness to develop strong friendly relations with US.

While stating that Gujarat is a self-sufficient state in the energy sector and a manufacturing hub, Chief Minister discussed possibilities of partnering with USA and scaling new avenues in the energy sector. Smt. Patel also suggested Ms. Stephens to setup working group between US-India-Gujarat to encourage low carbon emissions.

She also extended invitation to representatives of American government and industrialists to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit being held in January 2015..

Smt. Patel discussed about the problems faced by students from Gujarat in getting visa to US and urged to setup American Visa Centre in the state. Ms. Stephens took note of the problem and gave assurance to resolve the matter.

US Ambassador also lauded efforts of the state government in energy sector especially in solar energy and expressed confidence in improving ties between India and United State of America in coming times.

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