The legislators are currently leading a delegation of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), an umbrella organisation of members and staff of state legislatures of the US, to the country and are in their last-leg of the tour, having visited Mumbai and New Delhi prior to their sojourn in Kerala.
According to Mr. Snowden, both the US and India shared a special bond with one another as the countries have gone to great extents to uphold democratic values. “There is a familiar air when we converse with Indians and vice-versa. The nations have fought for noble causes and even shared common values and history to a certain extent,” he said.
During their visit to India, they held meetings with people’s representatives, students, industry leaders and the media. While in Thiruvananthapuram, they held discussions with Shashi Tharoor, MP, during which they discussed the possible scope for engagements between the respective States.