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Obama sends Afghan Deputy Ambassador to Mexico

Obama sends Afghan Deputy Ambassador to Mexico

Jun 09, 2011 - 11:05


CHICAGO (PANinfo-icon): US President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Earl Anthony Wayne, the US Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon, as the new top diplomat to Mexico, the White House said.

Obama announced Wayne’s nomination along with several other senior administration positions.

“Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead,” Obama said in a statement.

Currently the Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan, Wayne has been a member of the US Foreign Service since 1975 and a confirmed “Career Ambassador.”

Wayne began working in Afghanistan in 2009 as the Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs. From 2006 to 2009 Ambassador Wayne served as US Ambassador to Argentina.  He was the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 2000 to 2006.

His other positions include:  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Canada, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Director for Western European Affairs at the National Security Council, and Director of Regional Affairs for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism.

He took a leave of absence and worked as the National Security Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1987 to 1989.  

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