The White House announces in a statement posted on its website that US President Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate Kathleen Ann Kavalec for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Romania.
Kathleen Ann Kavalec, a career member of the High Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the rank of Minister-Adviser, currently holds the post of Head of Mission at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. State of 2019.
He previously served as Under-Secretary of State’s Office for European and Eurasian Affairs. Prior to that, Kavalec served as director of the Office of Russian Affairs and Deputy Head of the United States Mission to UNESCO in Paris.
Kavalec oversaw important US foreign assistance programs as deputy coordinator for assistance in the European Bureau and director of conflict prevention in the office of the coordinator of reconstruction and stabilization, writes Agerpres.
Kavalec’s other missions abroad include being a cultural affairs officer at the US embassy in Bucharest, a political adviser at the US embassy in Kyiv and a political officer at the US embassy in Moscow.
A native of California, Kavalec holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She speaks Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.
The US Embassy in Romania has been headed by the Charge d’Affaires ad-interim David Muniz since July 2020.
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