Nisha Desai to visit Dhaka end of this week

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22nd November, 2014 11:46:48 printer

Nisha Desai to visit Dhaka end of this week

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal (File Photo)

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will come to Dhaka after attending the 18th SAARC Summit, which will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 26-27.
Biswal will travel to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and Switzerland on November 23-December 5, said a media note issued from Washington on Friday night.
Biswal will arrive in Bangladesh to attend in meetings with government officials, civil society and labor group leaders, and members of the business community.
She is likely to arrive here on Thursday night and stay for two days, a diplomatic source said.
She will travel to New Delhi, India for internal consultations and bilateral meetings.
The US official will then travel to Kathmandu, Nepal where she will represent the United States as an observer state at the 18th Annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit.
The summit will focus on deepening regional economic connectivity and expanding South Asia’s role in the global economy.
She will meet with Nepali political leaders, civil society activists, and business leaders while she will be in Kathmandu.
Afterward, she will travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the Annual Bilateral Consultations and discuss with the government of Uzbekistan the full range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.
Finally, Assistant Secretary Biswal will travel to Basel, Switzerland to participate in the OSCE Ministerial.
She will hold meetings with senior leaders from the OSCE and Central Asian nations.
 

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