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Julie Chung confirmed as next US envoy to Sri Lanka

Dec 26, 2021
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Julie Chung’s nomination as the next United States ambassador to Sri Lanka has been confirmed by the US Senate.

Confirmation for her came by voice vote as the Senate approved a flurry of nominations for overseas diplomatic posts.

Nominated by president Joe Biden in June for the position, the 49-year-old is a foreign service member, who previously served as acting assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs among other positions.

The Seoul-born Chung is fluent in Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Khmer l

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