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Indian-origin Shefali Duggal appointed as US Ambassador to the Netherlands

President Joe Biden named Duggal as the United States' ambassador to the Netherlands on March 11 this year, and the Senate gave its approval on September 14.

Source: Official Twitter page of Kamala Harris.

Shefali Razdan Duggal was appointed as the US envoy to the Netherlands under Joe Biden's administration on Friday, October 7. The oath was administered to the 50-year-old Kashmiri Pandit, Duggal, by US Vice-President Kamala Harris, in the presence of the former's mother and other family members.

A video of the event has gone viral on social media. Duggal and her mother can be seen crying in the photo as the former takes the oath. The two immediately embrace Vice President Harris as loud applause is heard.

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