Washington, Mar 28: Indian American Dr Islam A Siddiqui has been appointed as the chief agriculture negotiator of the United States on Saturday, Mar 28.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Siddiqui brings to this office incredible agricultural expertise built over years of work in both government and private sectors.
He further said, "Siddiqui can be counted on to stand up for American farmers, ranchers, and families in all our negotiations, from the Doha round talks to bilateral discussions."
Siddiqui is currently vice president for Science and Regulatory Affairs at CropLife America.
"If we want to double American exports in the next five years, we have to seize every opportunity to grow agricultural exports, as well as exports of goods and services. Isi (Dr Islam Siddiqui) is going to make sure we don't leave any of those opportunities on the table," Kirk added.