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On May 28, the State Department announced the designation of Ambassador Arnold Chacon as Chargé d’Affaires at US Mission Canada (see Amb Arnie Chacon Heads to U.S. Mission Canada as Chargé d’Affaires (a.i); What’s going on at U.S. Mission Canada?).
On June 15, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa announce the arrival of Chargé d’Affaires Arnold Chacon.
“I’m delighted that Secretary of State Blinken selected me to serve as Chargé d’Affaires in Canada and am honored to take on this important role working with the United States’ closest friend, partner, and ally. We are active across Canada, not only at the Embassy in Ottawa, but also through our seven consulates that stretch from Vancouver to Halifax. The U.S.-Canada relationship is a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration as we revitalize and strengthen our historic alliance and steadfast friendship. I am committed to continuing the exceptional work already being done by my colleagues and Canadian government officials under the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. We will continue to make progress together in the key areas of trade, climate change, COVID-19 response and recovery, diversity, inclusion, and equity, and global and regional security issues,” said Chargé d’Affaires Chacon.
Chargé d’Affaires Chacon succeeds Katherine Brucker who has been acting in the role since September of 2020. Ms. Brucker will continue to serve at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa as Deputy Chief of Mission.
In keeping with public health requirements, Chargé d’Affaires Chacon will self-isolate for the next 14 days.
We’re wondering if folks are ready to do the Bhangra dance.
Luke Campbell is my friend from the Yukon's Champagne & Aishihik First Nations. He is one of a very few in his community who speak 'Southern Tutchone' Indigenous language. He visited my cabin for Bhangra dance. We're dispatching joy, hope & positivity across Canada and beyond. pic.twitter.com/zpJ68vLTHX
— Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon (@GurdeepPandher) March 30, 2021
Chargé d’Affaires Chacon is a seasoned U.S. diplomat, having served as Senior Vice President of @NDU_EDU, Director General of the Foreign Service, and U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala. pic.twitter.com/oVEznT8Jr9
— U.S. Embassy Ottawa (@usembassyottawa) June 15, 2021