U.S. Consul General Craig Hall visited Meghalaya for the first time September 12 – 14. During his familiarization tour he highlighted several key elements of the U.S. – India strategic relationship, with special emphasis on regional economic integration and cross border trade.
Mr. Hall visited the Dawki -Tamabil border where he met with government officials who briefed him about Meghalaya’s cross border trade with neighboring countries especially Bangladesh.
Consul General also visited the unique Living Root Bridge near Mawlynnong and was fascinated by this natural wonder.
The U.S. Consul General made a courtesy call on Chief Minister Mukul M. Sangma and Governor of Meghalaya V. Shanmuganathan and had positive discussions on the future of U.S.-India relations and Meghalaya’s place in it.
As part of his outreach Consul General Craig Hall hosted alumni of different U.S. State Department funded exchange programs who briefed him on Meghalaya’s cultural diversity and alumni lead initiatives in the region.