Joey Hood is about to develop into the following US ambassador to Tunisia, former and present US officers have informed Al Arabiya English.
US President Joe Biden is anticipated to announce his intent to appoint Hood earlier than sending the nomination to Capitol Hill for Senate affirmation.
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Hood, a veteran US diplomat, was most not too long ago the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Close to Jap Affairs. His time period ended on April 15, based on the State Division’s web site.
He could have his work lower out for him as Tunisia’s President Kais Saied continues to make strikes seen as a blow to the democratic motion within the nation for the reason that 2011 revolution.
The State Division referred questions on Hood’s nomination to the White Home. Al Arabiya English has reached out to the White Home for remark.
If confirmed, Hood will substitute Donald Blome who would be the subsequent US ambassador to Pakistan.
Hood made a number of visits to Tunisia final yr, the place he reiterated US assist for Tunisia’s advance to its “democratic, financial and safety targets.”
A lot of Hood’s diplomatic profession has been within the Center East, together with Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He has additionally beforehand served because the State Division’s Appearing Director of the Workplace of Iranian Affairs.
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