US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today said the relation between India and the US was excellent now and hoped it would be stronger in future.
“Relation between India and USA is excellent now. Hope it would be stronger in future,” Verma told reporters here.
He is here on a three-day visit yesterday.
He met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
“During his meeting with the Chief Minister, the US Ambassador discussed about regional connectivity with Bangladesh,” a statement by the state government said.
Organised by the US Consulate, a regional summit would be held on regional connectivity in Kolkata from December 14, Verma said.
“We want connectivity and business grow between the north eastern states and its neighbours like Bangladesh, Myanmar etc,” he said after watching the beating retreat at the Agartala-Akhaura check post at the Indo-Bangladesh border.
The retreat is organised by BSF and BGB.
Verma said that the north eastern region has a lot of potential and its resources should be properly tapped for prosperity.