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U.S. envoy engages with Kashmiris in J-K

Jammu, Thu, 17 Mar 2011 ANI

Jammu, Mar 17 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, who is currently on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, is interacting with a cross-section of leaders, students, and youth of the state.


"I want to engage with the people of Jammu and Kashmir just as I do with the people everywhere else in India. The youth are the leaders of tomorrow, who will shape the destiny of the state. I want to talk to them about their hopes and their aspirations for themselves and their community," said Roemer.


"I do this everywhere I travel - it is part of my job to talk and listen to people from all walks of life in all regions of the country. I talk to people from all backgrounds and ethnic groups, to better understand the environment I work in and to better perform my job as America's Ambassador to India," he added.arlier in the day, the U.S. Ambassador met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.


After the meeting, Roemer flew to Srinagar, where he paid his respects at the historic Hazratbal Mosque.


He also met officials of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, who briefed him on their efforts to revive the environment quality of Dal Lake.n Friday, Roemer will interact with students at a local school in Srinagar.


This is his second visit to Jammu and Kashmir within six months.


In September 2010, Ambassador Roemer visited Leh to deliver 2.3 million rupees worth of relief supplies to 400 rural families affected by the flash flood. (ANI)


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