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US ambassador to India attends Sangai festival on his maiden visit to Manipur

Published Nov 30, 2018
Updated Jun 11, 2020

United States ambassador to India, Kenneth Ian Juster visited Sangai Festival during in a two-day trip to the State, making the visit a first time in the history of Manipur.

Kenneth was accompanied by US Consulate General, Kolkata Patricia L Hoffman on his maiden visit to Manipur.

After his arrival to Imphal International airport, he met chief minister, Nongthombam Biren and governor, Najma Heptulla.

Kenneth I. Jester, said enhancing relationship with the North-eastern region of India particularly Manipuris, is critical to broaden connectivity within South Asia.

“I really want to know all of the states in the northeast better because it is important for the United States to enhance its relationship with this part of India particularly Manipur, which is critical to broaden connectivity within South Asia”, said the US Ambassador.

Replying the queries of media, he said the relationship between India and US has been already strong and US longs to enhance the relationship by focusing particularly on Manipur as the US is looking forward to boost it.

While extending a warm welcome to Kenneth I Juster and Consulate General, Patricia Hoffman who are here to attend Sangai Festival, chief minister, N. Biren Singh said “We deeply appreciate the heartfelt concern shown by the US Ambassador for development of the State.”

He witnessed the traditional cultural events of Sangai Festival held at Bheigyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT).

Chief secretary of Manipur, J. Suresh Babu felicitated Kenneth by presenting sculpture of Sangai deer along with small mementos of Kangla Gate and others. Patricia was also presented the same.

Speaking on the occasion, Kenneth said he is pleased to be here for Sangai Festival and to experience the incredible traditions and customs of this great State. He wants to have a positive relationship with Manipur and to enhance in every positive ways. It is a privilege to witness the tradition, customs and cultural aspect of this wonderful state, he asserted.

He also said he had a personnel meeting with the present chief minister and governor and looking forward to see more Manipur as well.

US ambassador to India will visit the Kangla Fort tomorrow morning. He will go straight to the main portion of the fort and briefly see the Shee Govindaji temple inside the fort before he leaves Imphal

Kenneth I. Juster, the 25th United States Ambassador to the Republic of India is on his maiden visit to Manipur.