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US Congressional delegation meets Maharashtra Governor

Raj Bhavan

Mumbai : A five-member Congressional delegation from the US, led by Indian–American Congressman from California Ami Bera, met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here.

During their meeting held yesterday, the US Congressmen discussed business opportunities in Maharashtra, infrastructure projects in Mumbai, the problems of public transportation, terrorism and other issues with the Governor, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

Welcoming the delegation to Maharashtra, the Governor appreciated the support extended by the Congressmen in building closer relations between India and the US and their support for rapidly transforming strategic partnership between the two countries.

The Governor told the delegation that President Barack Obama’s visit to India in January, 2015 had created a new milestone in the relations between the two countries, the spokesperson said.

The delegation is visiting Mumbai under the United States Visitors to India Programme. Congressmen Derek Kilmer (Washington), Billy Long (Missouri), Juan Vargas (California) and Brendon Boyle (Pennsylvania) were part of the delegation.

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