Joe Biden nominates former ambassador to Romania Mark Gitenstein as new EU envoy

Paying Social Media Jobs
Social sharing

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Mark Gitenstein to become Washington’s European Union ambassador.

Gitenstein, 74, is a lawyer who served as the US ambassador to Romania from 2009 to 2012.

The White House said in a statement that “he has spent most of the last decade working on projects in Central and Eastern Europe.”

“As Ambassador, he focused on fighting corruption and preserving democratic institutions, issues he continued to focus on through his work as a lawyer and with NGOs,” it added.

The US mission to the EU is currently helmed by Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith, who replaced Mark Libby last week. The last US envoy to the EU was Trump appointee Gordon Sondland.

European Council President Charles Michel welcomed Gitenstein’s nomination on Twitter.

“We have a big transatlantic and global agenda to take forward. We need all hands on deck, and I look forward to working with him when confirmed,” he wrote.

Biden also nominated Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon for the position of US ambassador to Spain.

Reynoso is currently assistant to the President, Chief of Staff for First lady Dr. Jill Biden and co-chair of the White House’s gender policy council.

She previously served as ambassador to Uruguay.

Both need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Source

READ ALSO  Polish opposition keeps blocking parliament in standoff with government
About 9News Nigeria 8334 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source.For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more.For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: info@9newsng.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/9NewsNG | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs