“She is persistent, tenacious,” Kerry said as he praised his Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Biswal, for the role the top Indian American diplomat has played in strengthening India-US relationship in the past one year.
“I was delighted to select her for that job, and she has not let me down,” he said. Proud parents of Biswal were in the audience when Kerry praised the top diplomat. “Hooray for you. Well done. I want you to know she’s doing a terrific job. I didn’t just single you out to tell her how bad she is. I mean she’s doing fabulous,” said the Secretary of State amidst laughter. “She (Biswal) left India when she was only six years old, and today, literally in just a few decades, she’s become one of the important leaders in American foreign policy,” he said. “Her odyssey, if we call it that, really speaks to the power of the American dream. It shows how aspirations and traditions and histories from all over the world come together still in this melting pot, and they revitalize and they renew our nation,” Kerry said. “That’s really what makes America different from every other place. We are not defined by one race or one ideology or one history. We are defined by the idea of all people being created equal and being able to come and exercise their right to pursue a dream here in the US, but to become very American in doing so,” he said. “And Nisha has obviously described the way she does that,” said Kerry. (PTI)