Written by Bella Dalima
09 Jul, 2014 | 8:30 pm
The White House says US President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Michele Sison as Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Deputy Representative of the United States in the Security Council of the United Nations.
The announcement came as a part of a series of nominations to key administration posts in the US Executive.
Ambassador Michele Jeanne Sison, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Career-Minister, is the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, a position she has held since 2012.
From 2011 to 2012, Ambassador Sison was Assistant Chief of Mission in Baghdad, Iraq.
From 2008 to 2010, Ambassador Sison served as Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, and from 2004 to 2008, as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Ambassador Sison served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs at the Department of State from 2002 to 2004.
Sison previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan and as Consul General in Chennai, India.
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