The American leader also nominated US ambassadors to Israel and Mexico.
US President Joe Biden made his first appointments of new US ambassadors to other countries on Tuesday from non-career diplomats. In addition, he nominated a candidate for the post of the permanent representative of the country to NATO.
As the press service of the White House announced, the post of ambassador to Israel was offered to Thomas Nides, to Mexico – to Ken Salazar, the post of permanent representative to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance-to Julianne Smith. Nides previously worked in both the private sector and the civil service and was First Deputy Secretary of State from 2010-2013. Salazar was the US Secretary of the Interior during this period. Smith had previously served on Biden’s staff when he was vice president of the United States.
All of these personnel appointments are subject to approval by the US Senate.