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Trump nominates Indian American as ambassador to Peru
Posted:Jun 28, 2017
 
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US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian American Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to Peru, the White House announced.
 
He is currently Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain. Urs, a 30-year veteran of the foreign service was earlier the Deputy Chief of Mission in Spain. Urs, who knows Spanish, Hindi and Telugu, has specialised in economic issues and has developed extensive policy experience in the Andean region of South America, the White House said.
 
At the highest levels of the State Department, Trump has appointed Indian-American Nikki Haley as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a position that has cabinet rank.  
 
In January, Trump ordered the wholesale resignations of ambassadors politically appointed by Obama leaving huge holes in the diplomatic network that he is only now beginning to fill. Last week he nominated Kenneth Juster, the president's deputy assistant for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, to be the new ambassador to India.
 
The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, will have to be approved by the Senate.
 
 
 
 
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