US envoys meet Rana, discuss issues of common interest

NC Provincial President Devender Singh Rana and US envoy Graham Mayer posing for photograph on Tuesday.
NC Provincial President Devender Singh Rana and US envoy Graham Mayer posing for photograph on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 24:  Minister Counselor for Political Affairs in the United States Embassy in New Delhi Graham Mayer accompanied by Senior Political Advisor A Sukesh today called on National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana and discussed issues of common interest with focus of socio-cultural richness of unique and diverse Jammu and Kashmir.
The envoys had interaction on a varied range of subjects, inter allia, environment, tourism, academics and sharing of knowledge and ideas aimed at promoting universal brotherhood, amity and tranquility between the communities.
They also discussed the crucial need of societal involvement in ensuring a balanced environment, improvised health and hygiene, promotion of literacy and global initiatives to make the world a better place to live in.
Dwelling upon the evolution of democracy in this part of the great country, the Provincial President recalled the role of the National Conference in political empowerment of the people and socio-economic transformation of Jammu and Kashmir. He dwelt in length the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people. He said Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah had envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir which is enshrined in his famous charter of Naya Jammu and Kashmir.
“This concept continues to be the guiding force for the party”, Rana added.
Rana and the visiting US team discussed a volley of subjects including initiatives on fighting poverty and disease besides measures to ensure tranquility between nations and continents. They also discussed the prevailing scenario in the wake of the global epidemic and hoped that the collective initiatives across the world will lead to effective vaccines to fight the virus.