Kolkata: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell today called on West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee at Writers’ Buildings here.
Powell was with the chief minister for about 40 minutes. Neither the US envoy nor the chief minster briefed
reporters about the meeting.
American Centre officials later described the meeting as a courtesy call with the chief minister.
“The meeting was scheduled for quite a while. She does these meetings in various states on a rotational basis,” the officials said.
After meeting US consulate officials and spending some time at the American Centre here, Powell, who arrived here yesterday, will leave the city this evening.
In May, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had met Banerjee at her office where a number of issues were