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U.S. Department of State Nominations

“We can’t lead if we are not present.” —Secretary of State John Kerry, July 10, 2014

All nominations to become ambassador on behalf of the United States to a foreign country or international organization are made by the President of the United States. Each individual must be confirmed by the United States Senate. Once confirmed, each ambassador serves as the personal representative of the President, and the chief representative of the United States government to the country or organization for which he or she is selected. Ambassadors are part of the U.S. State Department.

Date: 07/14/2014 Description: Countries in red are those with U.S. Ambassador nominations awaiting confirmation by the United States Senate as of July 11, 2014. - State Dept Image


In the News

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  • Highlights from recent celebration of the 90th anniversary of the U.S. Foreign Service: RemarksDipNote blogPhotos


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