United State envoy visits India-Bangladesh border

United State Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Thursday visited the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura as part of his maiden visit to the northeast. “The Ambassador visited the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Agartala-Akhaura border along the India-Bangladesh frontier and attended the beating retreat ceremony. As part of his cultural outreach, he also visited the impressive Tripura State Museum housed in 117-years-old Ujjayanta Palace here,” a state government official said.

The US Ambassador during his brief interaction with the media, said that Tripura has a huge potential in the tourism sector but he suggested development of infrastructure. “I am charmed after witnessing and learning the culture and heritage of Tripura,” the envoy said.

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Juster, along with other US officials, reached here on Wednesday on a two-day tour. He met Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and discussed various developmental issues of the state.

An official release said: “This visit is a testimony of strengthening bilateral relation between India and the US. This tour of top US envoy would play an instrumental role ensuring further synergy in the India-US relations.” Juster was appointed by President Donald Trump in November 2017 as the 25th US Ambassador to India.

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