Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Chicago

Media Note
Washington, DC
June 3, 2015

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.

For additional information on this trip to Chicago, please follow the assistant secretary and the bureau on Twitter.