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Indian-Americans: Trump appoints Geeta Pasi as envoy to Ethiopia

Mukund Patel

Chicago: President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Indian- American diplomat Geeta Pasi as the next US Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the White House said in a news release on Wednesday.

Geeta Pasi: US Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia.

Ms. Pasi, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the Department of State. 

Previously, she had served as United States Ambassadors to Chad and Djibouti.

Ms. Pasi also served as Director of Career Development and Assignments for the State Department, Director of the Department’s Office of East African Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Deputy Principal Officer at the United States Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Her other past assignments include Afghanistan Desk Officer in the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs, Political Officer at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India, and Political Officer at the United States Embassy in Accra, Ghana.

Ms. Pasi earned her B.A. from Duke University and M.A. from New York University. 

She has won numerous Department of State performance awards, including the Matilde W. Sinclaire Language Award. 

Besides English, she also speaks French, German, Hindi, Romanian, and Russian.