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Biden nominated Indian-American woman for important position in foreign ministry

Newly elected US President Joe Biden on Saturday nominated Indian American diplomat Ujra Jeya, who left the Foreign Service in 2018, for an important position in the Foreign Ministry in protest against the policies of the country’s outgoing President Donald Trump.

According to the nomination of key posts announced by Biden for the Ministry of External Affairs, Jeya has been named Under Minister for Civil Defense, Democracy and Human Rights. In addition, Wendy R. Sherman has been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister, Brian McKeon as Deputy Minister for Management and Resources, Bonnie Jenkins as Under Minister for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and Victoria Nulland as Under Minister for Political Affairs.

Biden said this on this occasion

Speaking on the occasion, Biden said, “This diverse team led by nominated Secretary of State Tony Blinken symbolizes my belief that when America works closely with its allies, it is the strongest.” Has recently served as the President and CEO of ‘Alliance for Peacebuilding’. He also served as deputy head of mission at the US Embassy in Paris from 2014 to 2017, but resigned in September 2018 in protest against Trump’s policies.

Jeya has served in many positions

Jeya has previously served in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2012 to 2014 as Acting Assistant Minister and Principal Deputy Assistant Minister. She joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and has served in New Delhi, Muscat, Damascus, Cairo and Kingston.

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