US keen to help NE for economic development

Written by: Nitsi
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Agartala, Sep 22: The United States is willing to help northeast India and wants the region"s capabilities to be harnessed for its economic development, a diplomatic official said on Wednesday, Sep 22.

“Northeastern states of India have tremendous potentiality of natural and human resources. These capabilities must be utilised for the economic development of the backward region," US Consul Political and Economic Affairs Clinton S. Tad Brown told sources.

Brown said US ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer has been focusing on US investments and collaborations in northeast India.

Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit in Nov he has assured that New Delhi and Washington would discuss utilising traditional and renewable energy in the region as “This part of India can deliver many things to the rest of the country and world."

The Kolkata-based US diplomat, was on two-day tour to northeastern region, and addressed the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) in Agartala.

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