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Senior U.S. Diplomat Elizabeth Horst tipped to be new Ambassador to SL

26 Feb 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

  • Ms.Horst is  currently  the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for Pakistan

By Kelum Bandara 

Senior U. S. diplomat Elizabeth Kathryn Horst is designated to be appointed new American ambassador to Sri Lanka succeeding Ms. Julie Chung whose stint will end soon , Daily Mirror learns.

The Sri Lankan government has given its concurrence to the appointment subject to clearance by the U.S. Senate .

Ms. Horst is  currently  is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for Pakistan.  She came from U.S. Embassy Berlin, where she was Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy for Mission Germany.  She is a member of the Senior Foreign Service. Previously, Elizabeth served as SCA’s Director of the Security, Transnational Affairs and Assistance (STA) Office.  As Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Tallinn, Estonia, she focused on Transatlantic security on NATO’s eastern flank. 

Her  other  overseas assignments included Kyiv, Ukraine; the U.S. military Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan; Moscow, Russia; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and Lahore, Pakistan.