Puneet Talwar takes oath before joining his post in Morocco

The new US Ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar, was sworn in at the US State Department on the eve of taking office in the Kingdom.

On its Twitter account, the United States Embassy in Rabat wrote: Congratulations to the new American Ambassador to Morocco, Puneet Talwar, for being sworn in! We wish him and his team at the U.S. Embassy success in their efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Morocco partnership. “.

Last March, US President Joe Biden proposed Puneet Talwar as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Talwar held senior national security and foreign policy positions at the State Department, the White House and the US Senate, a White House statement said.

Puneet Talwar previously served as a senior adviser to the State Department and previously served as assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs, special assistant to the president, director of the National Security Council, and chief of staff for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. .

According to the biography published by the White House, Talwar was a senior researcher at theAsia Society Policy Institutevisiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Center, advisor to the non-governmental organization InterMed for Conflict Resolution and professor at the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies.

Originally from Washington DC, Talwar received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The diplomat was a top adviser to Barack Obama on Middle Eastern affairs and helped initiate talks with Iran ahead of the nuclear deal.

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