US diplomat Nisha Biswal to visit India to deepen bilateral relations

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Washington, Jan 5: Nisha Desai Biswal, one of the top ranking Indian-American officials in the outgoing Obama administration, will make her last official visit to India this week to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues.

Biswal, assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, will travel to New Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Mumbai from January 5-12 where she will meet with government officials and business leaders to discuss the dynamic growth in ties between the United States and India, the State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

Nisha Biswal

"While in India, the Assistant Secretary will meet government leaders to discuss trade and business ties, as well as a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues to deepen the US-India strategic partnership," the State Department said.

Biswal, among other things, will meet with government and community leaders. She will also attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Bengaluru and the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Ahmedabad.

This would be Biswal's last visit to India in her current capacity as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia. She would leave office on January 20 when President Barack Obama's term ends.


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