Naidu aims for US consulate in Vijayawada; encourages US delegation to invest in AP
news Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 3, 2014 | 8:15 am IST Andhra Pradesh chief minister, Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday during a meeting with a US State Department delegation, suggested that a US consulate be built in Vijayawada and added that a majority of visitors to the US were from AP. According to a press release from the AP CMO, the delegation called on Naidu on Tuesday and also said that they would consider the possibility of setting up a branch in Vijayawada. According to a report in the Times of India, on observing their interest to invest in the defence sector, Naidu told them that the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command was in Visakhapatnam and suggested that the US should consider investing in the other industries of AP like automobiles, electronics, agro-processing, petrochemicals and other areas besides IT and defence. The delegation consisted of assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs Puneet Talwar, deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia Atul Keshap, deputy assistant secretary of state bureau of political-military affairs Kenneth Handelman, consul general at Hyderabad Micheal Mullins and others officials, the report adds.