Collaborations between the students of India and the US is one of the government’s priorities, said Kolkata-based US Consul General Melinda Pavek
Kolkata-based US Consul General Melinda Pavek arrived in Mizoram and held separate meetings with state Health Minister R. Lalthanglian, Chief Secretary Renu Sharma, and other leaders on various collaborative efforts. The US is keen to collaborate with Mizoram on connectivity, solid waste management, cyber security, research, and development in the military, she said.
Melinda Pavek said that apart from land and air connectivity, human mobility, and visa issuance for students and businesses, collaborative efforts can be undertaken in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship to work with US industries, solid waste management, cyber security, research, and development in the military. People-to-people, government-to-government, and multilateral collaboration can also be undertaken, the head of the US Consulate General in Kolkata, she said.
Pavek expressed that the relationship between India and the United States would only get stronger in the future. Consul General Melinda Pavek pointed out that collaboration in four areas would bring in more fields for collaboration and improve the relationship between them. The Chief Secretary apprised the Consulate General of various initiatives and projects undertaken by the Mizoram government for peace, prosperity, and development in the state. He also spoke about the potential areas of collaboration, particularly in the fields of connectivity, tourism, food processing, health care, the business sector, bamboo development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and expressed that collaboration in such sectors could result in improving the livelihood and living standards of the people of Mizoram.
She also visited Mizoram University and had an interaction with the students’ body, research scholars and representatives of all departments. She also highlighted bilateral ties between India and the United States and how to get a US Visa. Collaborations between the students of India and the US is one of the government’s priorities, she said.