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Economic Times: First Indian American sworn in as US point person to South Asia

Nisha Desai BiswalSecretary of State John Kerry has sworn in Nisha Desai as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, reports the Economic Times.

Desai becomes the first Indian American ever to serve in that position and will be the main point person for the United States to South Asia.

Her appointment comes in the same week the first Chinese American Ambassador to China announced he would be stepping down at the beginning of next year.

Gary Locke said he is resigning to rejoin his family in Seattle after they left China in the fall so their son could finish high school at home.

“Think about the message that we’re sending today, which I am excited about: The story of a woman who left a small town in India at age 6 to come to America and now becomes one of the most important leaders in the Department of State.” said Kerry.
You can read more about Desai in the Economic Times.


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