The Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall is leading the US official delegation to the US–India Global Issues Forum, the first since 2012.

She will be accompanied by the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal.

While in India, Sewall will meet with civil society representatives to strengthen cooperation around common interests, including countering violent extremism, religious freedom, trafficking, and transparency and governance.

She will also deliver a speech 'Democratic Values and Violent Extremism' at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi.

As the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Under Secretary Sewall will also travel to Dharamsala to discuss issues of importance to the Tibetan refugee community, the State Department said in a statement.

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