Indian-American Congressman appointed chairman of crucial US House subcommittee on Asia

Dec 14, 2019 06:46 IST

Washington [US], Dec 14 (ANI): Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been appointed as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
In the assertion launched on Thursday, 54-year-old Bera mentioned: “I am honoured to chair the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation. Asia is one of the most important and consequential regions of the world and the United States has deep and enduring ties to the continent.”
Bera, a doctor, is the longest-serving Indian American at present serving in Congress.
The Congressman mentioned that he’ll proceed to be a forceful advocate for good and powerful diplomacy and growth.
“It was a tremendous privilege to serve as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. I’ll continue to be a forceful advocate for smart and strong diplomacy and development, which includes supporting and strengthening the State Department, USAID, and our diplomats and career officials. I have full confidence that Rep. Castro will be an excellent Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee moving forward,” the assertion learn.
Congressman Bera is at present a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the place he serves as Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He can also be Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Bera additionally serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Korea and beforehand chaired the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
Bera mentioned that the “subcommittee will explore how effectively those tools are being used, including how to strengthen our allies and partners” inside the Asia-Pacific area. “Finally, we need to remember that when we engage with the nations of Asia and the Pacific, our values and interests move hand-in-hand; countries that respect human rights and create space for civil and non-governmental actors are those that prosper and guarantee long-term stability,” he added. (ANI)

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