Islamabad, Oct. 20, (Asia Free Press): US President Joe Biden to nominate career diplomat Donald Armin Blome as his next ambassador to Pakistan, announced White House on Tuesday.
Prior to ambassador Blome’s appointment, Ambassador David Hale had completed his three-year term in Islamabad and left for Washington to take over as under-secretary of state for political affairs.
Blome will take up his post in Islamabad after confirmation by the Senate. He is currently the US Ambassador to Tunisia, is stated to be fluent in Arabic
A career Foreign Service officer, Blome has long experience in the region, and he once worked in the Kabul embassy. Earlier he had been posted as Chargé d’Affaires at the Libya External Office in Tunis, Consul General at US Consulate in Jerusalem, and Director, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs at the US Department of State.
He has also served as Political Counsellor, Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan and Minister-Counsellor for Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
Blome, in his career has been the Civilian Co-Director, Multinational Force Strategic Engagement Cell, Baghdad, Political Counsellor, Embassy Kuwait, and as Israel Desk Officer, Deputy Director and Acting Director, Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs.
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