US envoy Nancy Powell meets Modi in Gandhinagar

Nancy Powell ModiGandhinagar, Feb 13  : US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on Thursday.

Earlier on February 11, Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson that it is normal for foreign diplomats or ambassadors of different countries to make request to the External Affairs Ministry to facilitate their meetings with constitutionally elected and functionaries of states.

"In this context, quite sometime ago, the American Embassy did ask the Ministry of External Affairs on this issue, and we have communicated to them, after proper consultations that they could proceed with this meeting with the Chief Minister of Gujarat, who is a constitutionally elected Chief Minister, and it is normal courtesy that we extend this to all Foreign Heads of Missions if they would like to meet and if it is mutually convenient, we provide that facilitation," Akbaruddin said. (ANI)




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