Deputy Executive Secretary Klein’s term ended on August 16, 2019. 

Christopher Klein entered the United States Foreign Service in 1998. He has been in his current position since November 2017. His previous Washington assignments include Deputy Director of the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs and Special Assistant in the Bureau of East Asia-Pacific Affairs. He has served twice at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York – first as Staff Assistant and Political Officer early in his career, then as Political Minister-Counselor from 2013-2017.

His overseas assignments include the U.S. Embassies in Paris, Baghdad, Beijing and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was a journalist; his work appeared in The Moscow Times, New York Newsday and The National Law Journal. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the National War College.

He speaks French, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.

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