Diplomat Julie Chung Appointed the US Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
US State Government l Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Succeeding Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz who served the role from 2018 to 2021, Diplomat Julie Chung has been appointed the US ambassador to Sri Lanka. As per the US State Department, Diplomat Julie Chung joined the US Foreign Service in 1996 and has served in many parts of Asia since.
Julie Chung, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, was most recently the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to lead diverse interagency teams effectively and to provide strong leadership even in extreme security environments. As Chief of Staff in Baghdad, she coordinated civilian-military foreign assistance with thirteen agencies and sections, and managed the interagency Emergency Assistance Coordination Team in response to suicide bombings. In Bogota, she managed the U.S. government’s largest extradition program, including paramilitary and narco-trafficking cases. While working in the Office of Korean Affairs in Washington, she frequently traveled to North Korea to implement the U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework. With extensive diplomatic experience across three geographic regions, Ms. Chung is well-qualified to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Read more at: https://www.state.gov/chung-julie-democratic-socialist-republic-of-sri-lanka-august-2021
Sources: US State Government and Economy Next IR