TheThe announcement was made in a statement issued by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Friday.
The United States has not yet appointed a new ambassador to Canada, and by that time Arnold Chacon will be the top diplomat in the Biden administration in Ottawa.
He succeeds Catherine Brooker, the deputy chief of mission at the embassy, who has been in charge since August 2020.
The statement said that Arnold Chacon is a career diplomat who previously held the post of Director General of the Diplomatic Corps of the United States and US Ambassador to Guatemala.
Il travaillera à faire avancer «la feuille de route pour un partenariat renouvelé entre les États-Unis et le Canada, concernant notamment le changement climatique, la réponse à la COVID-19, la relance économique et les problèmes de sécurité dans le monde et dans Region”.
The press release added that the appointment of Arnold Chacon “affirms the strong commitment of the United States to Canada and the Canadian people” and that he is committed to developing bilateral relations.
Note to readers: This version has been corrected. A previous version indicated that Catherine Brooker had been appointed Chargé d’Affairs to the US by the administration of former US President Donald Trump. She held this position since August 2020 but kept the title of Deputy Chief of Mission.
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