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Shannon, Biswal due Dec 13

Monday 07 December, 2015 12:00:00 am

United News

Dhaka, Dec 7 (UNB) - US State Department Counselor Thomas A Shannon and Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal are scheduled to arrive here on December 13 (Sunday).

 

Though there has been no official announcement yet on the ‘brief’ visit, an official here on Monday said the visit plan has so far remained unchanged.

 

On September 18, US President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Shannon as next Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He will replace Wendy Sherman.

 

Wendy Sherman retired from government service on October 2 as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, a position in which she served as ‘lead negotiator’ in the nuclear talks with Iran.

 

Both Shannon and Biswal will leave Dhaka early Monday (Dec 14).