Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti nominated for India Ambassador

Eric Garcetti
Eric Garcetti US Ambassador to India

The United States President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India, the White House said Friday, selecting a high-profile ally to serve in one of the most difficult diplomatic posts.

Eric Garcetti, if confirmed, would be dispatched to India as it has been overwhelmed by a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths.

He would become the first Los Angeles mayor to voluntarily leave office early in more than a century, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The White House also announced Friday that President Biden is nominating Democratic fundraiser Denise Bauer to serve as ambassador to Monaco, career foreign service officer Peter Haas to serve as ambassador to Bangladesh and former President Barack Obama-era national security aide Bernadette Meehan to serve as ambassador to Chile.

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