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Veena Reddy First Indian-American USAID Mission Director

BP World Bureau | Jul 27 2021 10:14:04 AM
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WASHINGTON, US: Veena Reddy has made history as the first Indian-American to become Mission Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID tweeted that with her leading, US-India's development partnership will be bolstered as she represents the best of both nations. 

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the United States, said that the India-USAID partnership has the potential to make a difference in the lives of people across the world. 

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Reddy is also a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development. 

Currently, she oversees a staff of 75 as well as USAID programs in the food security, environment, health, education, child protection, and democracy and governance sectors.