US to announce Goa-Hawaii state partnership soon

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, said a sister-state partnership will soon be announced between Hawaii and Goa. The 'India and the United States: Partners in Progress' business forum was held on the sidelines of the IIFA Awards 2017 that will be held in New York on Saturday. 

By: PTI | New York | Published:July 15, 2017 4:00 pm

A sister-state partnership will soon be announced between Hawaii and Goa, US Congressman Tulsi Gabbard has said, underlining the many similarities shared between them in the economic, agriculture and education sectors. She said such a partnership is just one example of where there is a lot of “unexplored opportunities” for the 50 American states to be able to build upon the India-US relationship on a state-to-state level and increase awareness in both countries.

Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, said a sister-state partnership will soon be announced between Hawaii and Goa. “In a few months, we will be announcing the sister-state partnership between my home state of Hawaii and Goa, two states that have many many similarities both in economy, agriculture and education,” Gabbard said at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum organised in New York on Friday in partnership with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

The day-long business forum, with the theme ‘India and the United States: Partners in Progress’ was held on the sidelines of the IIFA Awards 2017 that will be held in New York on Saturday.

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