United States Consul General Dean Thompson, who was in Guwahati yesterday called upon to foster the relationship between the US and the states of Northeast India. This was when Mr. Thompson was addressing a business meet organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the city.
Mr. Thompson stated that the relationship can be taken to a new and closer level through sharing of ideas on issues of mutual interest. This could be done between Government officials, NGOs, educationalists, industrialists, etc.
He also stated that the US has a goal to promote trade and market for US products in the region so as to support employment in the county with god quality and fair pricing models.
Mentionable that Consul General Dean Thompson has recently joined the US consulate at Kolkata on August 3, 2011 and this is his first visit to the North east as a Consul general. Before being a Consul General, he had served most recently as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff, which coordinates the development and implementation of Department policy on behalf of the Secretary of State.