UN: New U.S. Ambassador Officially Takes office officially in New York

The new U.S. Ambassador to United Nations took office on thursday (12th september) at the institution’s set in New York. Kelly Craft succeeds Nikki Haley.

After ten months, American diplomacy finds a new boss at the UN. Kelly Craft, a former United States’s ambassador to Canada, presented her credential to United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres on thursday. After Nikki Haley resigned as Washington’s ambassador to the international organization, Donald Trump placed his trust in the businesswoman and career diplomat in february. His appointment in New York ended months of absence as a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a situation that has lasted since October 2018.

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“Ambassador Craft has been a brilliant advocate for U.S. national security and economic interests in Canada,” noting that she is “extremely qualified to do the same at the United Nations,” said U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. The White House praised Craft’s outstanding work as ambassador, saying she had “no doubt that under her leadership our country will be represented at the highest level” at the United Nations. At 57, Craft will be in charge of defending American unilateralism through Trump’s “American first” slogan.

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