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Leyth Swidan is a Jordanian-American Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. He is fluent in Arabic and knowledgeable in Middle Eastern cultures, allowing him to excel as a Consular Officer at U.S. Embassy Qatar. We are stronger as a diplomatic corps because of officers like Leyth. (Photo Courtesy Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs)

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