Vizag represents dynamism of US.-India partnership: Jennifer Larson

Larson was speaking during her visit to Saint Joseph’s College for Women in Vizag. During her stay, she met with students and alumni at the American Corner on the Andhra University campus.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Nov 2022 2:35 AM GMT
Vizag represents dynamism of US.-India partnership: Jennifer Larson

Visakhapatnam: US Consul General Jennifer Larson said Visakhapatnam represents so much of the dynamism of the Indo-America partnership. Larson was speaking during her visit to Saint Joseph's College for Women in Vizag. During her stay, she met with students and alumni at the American Corner on the Andhra University campus. She also attended the reception onboard the HMAS Adelaide, an Australian naval vessel.

"Visakhapatnam represents so much of the dynamism of the U.S.-India partnership," said Consul General Larson. "We're sponsoring English classes at Saint Joseph's, we're organizing cultural and educational programs at the American Corner on the Andhra University campus, and our militaries regularly conduct joint exercises based out of Eastern Naval Command. It's a great illustration of the depth and breadth of U.S.-India relations."

Consul General Larson began her trip to Visakhapatnam with a visit to Saint Joseph's College for Women, which has hosted a U.S. government-sponsored English Language Fellow since 2019. The U.S. Department of State funds the English Language Fellow program, an initiative wherein highly qualified U.S. educators participate in extended fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.

After Saint Joseph's College for Women, Consul General Larson traveled to Andhra University, where she met with Vice Chancellor Prasad Reddy.

Andhra University hosts an American Corner, a cultural outreach center that features guest speakers, movie screenings, English language classes, book clubs, education advising for U.S. universities, and celebrations of American holidays. Consul General Larson visited the American Corner, which opened in 2021, and met with students and alumni of various U.S.-government-sponsored exchanges.

Consul General Larson then took a drive up to Kailasagiri for a view of the Visakhapatnam skyline and the Bay of Bengal. She concluded her trip by attending a reception onboard the HMAS Adelaide, a Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ship.

Adelaide is visiting Visakhapatnam as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2022, an initiative coordinated by the Australian Defence Force to strengthen engagement and partnerships with regional security forces.

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