Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Chicago
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Chicago on June 4 to share the United States’ vision for a prosperous, inter-connected, and secure South and Central Asia, and to explore growing people-to-people and business ties between the markets of South Asia and the people and industries of Chicago. Her discussions will focus on recent developments in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, reconstruction efforts in Nepal following the April 25th earthquake, and strategies to sustainably increase the $1.88 billion in two-way trade between Illinois and India. Assistant Secretary Biswal will give public remarks at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and will appear on WBEZ-Chicago’s Worldview radio program.
Assistant Secretary Biswal will also meet with local government and business leaders – including World Business Chicago and Sister Cities International – to discuss how Chicago can share its world-class innovation and expertise with the rapidly growing cities of South Asia, which are striving to develop clean, safe, and sustainable urban centers for the 21st century.