Secretary Clinton Enjoyed a warm, vibrant and energetic discussion with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata | May 7, 2012
Secretary Clinton enjoyed a warm, vibrant and energetic discussion with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Secretary noted she looked forward to the upcoming U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in June and was pleased to be able to visit Kolkata before the next round. Touching on issues ranging from increasing U.S. investment in West Bengal, including in the retail sector, U.S.-India relations, regional affairs and strong people-to-people connections, the Secretary reaffirmed to Chief Minister Banerjee the U.S. desire to work with India and West Bengal to deepen and broaden our partnership. The Secretary expressed the hope that Kolkata would become an important hub in the new Silk Road Strategy to connect the countries of East, South and Central Asia.