Pragativahini News, Bengaluru, Feb.14: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said there is a need to open the US consulate office in Bengaluru.
He made this statement after meeting the US Ambassador in India Elizebeth Jones and Consul General in Chennai Zudith Revin here on Tuesday.
The CM said currently, the US consulate office is in Chennai and it is causing problems for travellers from Bengaluru to the USA. On average, 5,000 people including foreigners travel from Bengaluru to the USA. By taking serious note of the same, the US consulate office must be opened in Bengaluru.
Bommai said the government is extending cooperation to all the American companies working in Bengaluru. Since Karnataka is blessed with an industrial-friendly and investment-friendly atmosphere, Foreign Direct Investment has been more. Bengaluru is the city of the future so there is a need to open a consulate office here. A lot of international events will be taking place in Bengaluru such as Global Investors Meet, Invest Karnataka, and also symposiums, the international guests will come here to take part in them. Bengaluru has been the capital of Startups and has the maximum number of Unicorns in the entire country. Job opportunities are in plenty here. Karnataka has been at the forefront of the aerospace and defence sectors and plans are afoot to manufacture the spare parts of the aircraft.
“This is my first visit to the bustling city of Bengaluru, India’s ‘Silicon Valley.’ Karnataka plays a significant role in advancing the U.S.-India commercial partnership and alone hosts over 650 U.S. companies, whose presence creates hundreds of thousands of jobs in India and the United States. Our two economies are intertwined in countless ways. We are excited to further bolster the partnership between the United States and Karnataka. Let me also take the opportunity to congratulate you and your cabinet colleagues on being ranked first yet again in the India Innovation Index.” – said A. Elizabeth Jones, Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador.