An oath-taking swearing ceremony was held in Washington D.C. for Farah Pandith, the first Special Representative to Muslim Communities appointed by US Department of State.
“This appointment, could not have come at a more opportune time. As President Barack Obama said in Cairo and Ankara, our nation seeks a new beginning with Muslims around the world, a relationship based on mutual interest and mutual respect. This relationship entails that we listen to each other, share our thinking and find common grounds to reach out a future of peace and prosperity." said Hillary Clinton in her lecture at the State Department.