US-India Ties Will Benefit the World: Ambassador Richard Verma

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US-India Ties Will Benefit the World: Ambassador Richard Verma

US Ambassador to India Dr Richard Verma at the Khalsa College in Amritsar.


Amritsar:  If India and the US work together, it will not only benefit both the nations but will also deliver significantly for rest of the world, US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma said today.

Dr Verma was interacting with scholars and faculty of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.

During his visit to Punjab under US Embassy's Outreach Programme, Dr Verma shared his diplomatic experiences with the staff of the university.

Dr Verma said the current times in which he is steering the US policies in India are the conducive times where connect between the two largest democracies at government levels now is coupled with the people to people connect that was always there in the yesteryears.

While throwing light on various strategic partnerships between the two nations, he said "If India and US work together, it is not only that the two nations shall be benefited, but the two together shall be able to deliver significantly for the rest of the world."

Dr Verma expressed happiness for being appointed as the US Ambassador to India, saying the partnership between the two countries and people were growing stronger.

The US Ambassador also answered questions that were posed to him on wide range of issues like nuclear treaty, intellectual property rights, Indo-Pak relations and increasing global terrorism, said an official release issued by the university.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador also visited historic Khalsa College and got glimpses of Punjab's rich history and culture.

He arrived at the College with Embassy officials and witnessed the Sikh history research library and museum, housing rare manuscripts, documents, books and photographs, dating back to 17th and 18th century, said college's release.

The Ambassador admired College's heritage building, established in 1892. He was given a rousing reception by Khalsa College management and staff amid welcome dance presentation by college's boys' and girls' troupe separately.

The students wearing traditional dresses sang songs in his honour while he broke the protocol and shook a leg and interacted with faculty members and students, the release said.

Dr Verma showed keen interest in the educational pursuits of this one of the oldest educational institutions in north India and talked about ample opportunities of collaboration between US and Indian educational institutions.

The College management gave him a proposal to forge closer ties with various US Universities and Colleges in the area of research in agriculture, bio-technology and sciences.

US Ambassador Richard R Verma said he was impressed by the grandeur architectural style and history and wrote in the visitor's book of the college, "Thanks for the great visit to this historic and important place of learning, education and wisdom. May you continue to educate the future leaders of India, Asia and beyond".

"The building is so beautiful I feel I would have studied here", he stated adding it was pleasure to come to this historic institution.


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