Biden nominates multi-lingual Iraqi-American as ambassador to Egypt (photo)

A White House statement on Wednesday said U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated diplomat Hero Mustafa Garg to be U.S. Ambassador to Egypt.

The statement added that Garg served as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria from October 2019 to March 2023, and was also Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.

The statement indicated that she worked in the Office of the Vice President of the United States on issues related to the Middle East, South and Central Asia.

She has also served as Deputy Director of the Afghan Affairs Directorate, Middle East Affairs Adviser in the Office of the Undersecretary for Political Affairs, and Director of Iran, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Files at the National Security Council.

The hero Mustafa Garg also worked in Mosul (Iraq), Beirut (Lebanon) and Athens (Greece).

The statement indicated that the diplomat received a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree from Princeton University.

She speaks Kurdish, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Hindi, Bulgarian and Portuguese.

Hero immigrated to the United States with her family from northern Iraq when she was two years old.

It is worth noting that the American Herro documentary focused on the history of her family, and in 2021 she was honored by the Carnegie Endowment.

Source: agencies

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