May 8, 2012
CM meets US Secretary of State in Writers`
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee termed her meeting with US Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Clinton as “positive and constructive”.
Chief Minister said Ms.Hillary Clinton appreciated West Bengal government’s work.
“They (US) have assured us economic investments Bengal, which were somehow on hold due to political circumstances,” the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief said.
“I gave her four books of Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. In return Hillary also gave me an ‘aasan’ with a picture of Rabindranath on it,” Ms. Banerjee said.
“I asked her to visit Kolkata again and also sent an invitation to US President Barack Obama and his wife to visit the state,” the Chief Minister said.
“They will give full support for economic and business development,” Ms. Banerjee said, adding that Chief Secretary and U.S. Ambassador would coordinate and monitor the progress.
“As per partner state, they will invest in West Bengal which was not taking place due to the political situation in the past,” Banerjee told reporters after a 52-minute meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Ms Banerjee said Ms Clinton praised her “passion for work” and promised investment for West Bengal at the meeting, which the Bengal Chief Minister described as “constructive, creative and concrete.”