Enquires about tourism and investment potential

Touching upon the broad contours of bilateral relationship during her meeting with Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, United States Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell checked out the tourism potential and industrial activities in the union territory.

On a two-day visit to the Union Territory with a packed schedule, Ms. Powell met Chief Minister N. Rangasamy at the Assembly that lasted for about half-an-hour.

Though it was termed a courtesy call, the U.S. Ambassador touched upon bilateral relationship and socio-cultural linkages between India and the United States.

She also enquired about the tourism potential of Puducherry and the industrial activities in the Union Territory.

On his part, the Chief Minister stressed the need for strengthening relationship between India and the United States.

Later, Ms. Powell visited Whirlpool’s manufacturing facility at Thiruvandarkoil near here. In the evening, she attended a meeting of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. She also met a handful of industrialists. She was accompanied by Jennifer A. McIntyre, Consul General, Consulate General of United States of America in Chennai.

Ms. Powell’s scheduled meeting with Lieutenant Governor Virendra Kataria could not take place as he has been hospitalised in Chennai. She is scheduled to visit Auroville International City near here on Saturday. Tight security has been made in the city in connection with her visit.