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On June 15, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate WHA’s Julie Chung to be U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The WH released the following brief bio:
Julie Jiyoon Chung, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Julie Chung, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She was previously Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the Department. She has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Earlier, Chung was Chief of Staff to the Transition Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. She has also served at the U.S. embassies in Colombia, Vietnam and Japan, and the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China. She is a Pickering Fellow. Chung earned a B.A. at the University of California-San Diego and an M.A. at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Secretary’s Distinguished Honor Award. Chung speaks Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Khmer.
If confirmed, Ms. Chung would succeed Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz who was sworn in as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives on October 22, 2018.
When the democracies of the region work together, we can create a more prosperous and secure hemisphere for all. -JC pic.twitter.com/2Ugvqle2hf
— Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) May 24, 2021
Yesterday @Cartajuanero and I met with @JulioBorges to discuss our goal of a peaceful, stable, and democratic #Venezuela. The U.S. is proud to work with our Venezuelan partners in support of free & fair elections and to provide humanitarian relief to the Venezuelan people. -JC pic.twitter.com/LqflUW7E9L
— Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) April 13, 2021
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