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Biden mentions his choice for ambassador to Mexico and Israel.

President Biden on Tuesday announced his long-awaited first ambassador, including his nominees for key positions in Mexico and Israel, as he undertakes his first trip abroad since taking office.

As expected, Biden announced that he had nominated Ken Salazar, a former Colorado senator who served as secretary of state in the Obama administration, as ambassador to Mexico, and Thomas R. Nides, a vice president. of Morgan Stanley, served as Deputy Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, as Ambassador to Israel.

The official announcements of the long-rumored nominations came when Mr. Biden travels to Europe with the aim of proving to world leaders that ‘America is back on the table’. Mr. Nides’ appointment also came a few days after a new government took over in Israel, opening up the possibility of a less controversial relationship with the Biden government.

Experts in the Middle East have chosen Mr. Nides praised. “He has the relations to quickly gain access to the top government in the White House and the State Department,” said Ilan Goldenberg, a former Obama administration official who is now director of the Middle East security program at the Center. for a New American Security.

Mr. Biden also announced on Tuesday that Chesley B. Sullenberger III, the pilot who made a water landing outside Midtown Manhattan after a double engine outage, dropped his plane to the ground as his nominated ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Other nominees announced Tuesday include Julianne Smith, currently an adviser to Antony J. Blinken, to serve as ambassador to NATO.

The announcement Tuesday was expected to be the first series of a multi-week nomination. Some of Mr Biden’s choices for key positions abroad – including R. Nicholas Burns, a veteran foreign affairs officer and former NATO ambassador to serve as ambassador to China, and Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles to serve as ambassador to India – was not announced on Tuesday, although several people familiar with the process said their nominations were finalized internally.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki noted that the process was partly lengthy because “countries have to agree to these choices, and that is sometimes part of the timeline.” Some of the candidates of mr. Prayers that were not officially announced on Tuesday but were selected are also completing time-consuming background checks and financial investigations, as part of the rigorous investigation process, White House officials said.

Some of the announcements have been delayed because the White House is trying to appoint a diverse appointment. In addition to racial and gender diversity, Mr. Biden also indicates to foreign service officials in the career that they are valued by reducing the number of jobs given to donors of the campaign.

It was clear among the nine names that Mr. Biden announced Tuesday, ahead of his high-profile meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr. Biden has announced the appointments of four foreign service officials to serve as ambassadors. They included Troy Fitrell to serve as ambassador to Guinea; Sharon L. Cromer to serve as Ambassador to Gambia; Julie Chung to serve as Ambassador to Sri Lanka; and Marc Ostfield to serve as ambassador to Paraguay.

Mr. Biden also nominated dr. Cynthia Ann Telles, a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, to serve as ambassador to Costa Rica. Telles was also a founding member of Americas United Bank, the first Spanish commercial bank to be chartered in California for more than thirty years, White House officials said.

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