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Bush thanks AP CM for hospitality

"It is very clear that the people of your state hold you in high esteem," he said in a letter to YS Rajasekhara Reddy.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 23:29 IST

US President George W Bush, who had visited Andhra Pradesh during his trip to India, has said that he was really touched by the hospitality of the people there.

In a letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Bush thanked him for his hospitality and praised his strong commitment to agriculture and welfare of farmers.

"It is very clear to one and all that the people of your state hold you in high esteem," he said in a letter which he signed himself.

According to a statement from the chief minister's office, Bush wrote that his visit to Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University on March 3 was very educating and opened his eyes to the long strides made by India in agriculture over years.

"India is on the threshold of a major revolution in agriculture and emerging as a super economic power," he said.

"The agriculture centre (university) was most interesting," wrote the President, indicating how he enjoyed meeting Indian agricultural scientists and enterprising women leaders from the villages of the state.

"The American president was enthralled by Indian fruits, plants, crops, enterprising women and the simplicity of the farmers during his four-hour visit," said the statement.