AIZAWL, Aug 9 - Cesare Bieller, Consul General of Italy had landed in Lengpui Airport on Friday evening for a two-day visit to Mizoram. The Consul General was visiting this picturesque state of Mizoram for the first time. He has been in India for five years but had not the chance to visit this state, he informed Mizoram Governor Lt.Gen (Rtd.) Nirbhay Sharma while having a tete-a-tete with the latter at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl.
The Mizoram Governor apprised the visiting Consul General that Mizoram has a lot of things to learn from Italy like management and preservation of fruits grown in the state, vegetables and other products. Expressing hope to work together in this field, the Governor said that especially in horticulture Italy can play an important role for more production.
In the field of sports too, Mizoram which is a talent hub of footballers in India can be improved with the help of Italian govt by working together, Nirbhay Sharma said. Cesare Bieller informed the Governor that he would take steps for better cooperation between Italy and Mizoram. In order to build stronger ties with the northeastern states of India, Cesare Bieller has requested people to visit Italy and for which he could help them in procuring visa and other important documents.
As of now, very less people from this region had visited Italy, he said. After the two-day tour the Consul General of Italy Cesare Bieller left Mizoram for New Delhi today. During his stay, the Consul General of Italy also met govt official including Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.