U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visits Manipur for the first time

Imphal, November 30, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma visited Imphal as part of a regional visit to engage with the people of northeast India.

Ambassador Verma started his Manipur tour by visiting community based organization Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), which undertakes various initiatives for the HIV positive community in the state in partnership with U.S. Government funded Project Sunrise.

Ambassador Verma met with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and discussed security, cross-border connectivity and business development.

The Ambassador also visited the historic seat of power of ancient Imphal, Kangla fort and the all women run Ima market in Manipur.

During his maiden visit to Manipur, Ambassador Verma said, “I had a productive meeting with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. I also felt it was important to visit the Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+) and learn about the work the staff and community are doing to provide quality and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services.”