Joe Biden Names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under-Seckey in the State Department

Joe Biden Names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under-Seckey in the State Department

Washington: US President-Elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit his State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration’s perceived racial and sexist bias, underpinning his civilian security, democracy and human rights. As the secretary.
Confirming the development on Saturday night, Zeya tweeted: “In my 25+ years as a diplomat, I learned that America’s greatest strength is the power of our example, diversity and democratic ideals. I hold these values Will maintain and protect them, if confirmed., Under the Secretary of Civil Protection, Democracy and Human Rights.
“Thank you, President-Elect Biden for centering democracy and human rights in American foreign policy, and the opportunity to once again serve the American people with American women and men.”
In the State Department. Being among such an all-star nominee is a lifetime honor. ”
Zeya, who has more than two decades of experience with the State Department and specializes in Near East, South Asian, Europe, human rights and multilateral affairs, was named on 16 January, The American Market reported.
Announcing her nomination, the Biden Transition Team said, “Zeya will be a champion for placing universal rights at the center of our efforts to meet the challenges of the 21st century and strengthen democracy.”
Zeya, who joined the US Foreign Service in 1990, left the State Department in 2018, alleging that the outgoing President Donald Trump’s administration reversed decades of gains made by minorities and women under secretaries like Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton Was bent
In an article published by POLITICO, he wrote that under the then Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson “a quiet trend” came to the fore: “the exclusion of minorities from top leadership positions in the State Department and the embassy abroad”.
In his nearly three-decade-long tenure at the State Department, Zeya has served in a number of roles, including D’Affair in charge and Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Paris from 2014 to 2017; As Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2012 to 2014; And as head of deputy secretary of state from 2011 to 2012.
He has served as an American diplomat in capitals such as New Delhi, Muscat, Damascus, Cairo and Kingston.
Zeya Biden joins a long list of Indo-Americans appointed as members of her administration.
Recently, Sameera Fazili, who traces her family roots in Kashmir, was appointed as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; While health policy expert Vidur Sharma was named as trial consultant for the Biden Kovid-19 response team.
On January 14, the Biden transition team announced the nomination of two Indian-Americans, Sonia Agarwal as climate policy adviser, and Garima Verma as president-elect for digital director.
Other prominent Indian-American candidates include Neera Tandon, who will be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Surgeon-General Vivek Murthy, Assistant Press Secretary Vedanta Patel, Director of Speechwriting Vinay Reddy and Deputy Director of the Office Gautam Raghavan. President’s Personnel.
In the powerful National Security Council, candidates are Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director of Technology and National Security; Sumona Guha, Senior Director of South Asia and Shanti Kalathil, Coordinator of Democracy and Human Rights.
– IANS
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