A new US ambassador to Algeria was recently appointed. On Friday, the US Senate confirmed Elizabeth Moore-Open as the permanent representative of the United States to Algeria.
According to a press release issued by the US Embassy in Algeria that reached the editorial board, “The US Senate confirmed on Friday, December 17th, the appointment of Elizabeth Moore Oppen as US Ambassador to Algeria.”
The same source indicates that the arrival of the new diplomatic representative of the United States to Algeria is “scheduled for the beginning of next February.” In addition, the embassy noted that the new ambassador “actually served in Algeria between 2011 and 2014 as deputy chief of mission.”
Thus, Elizabeth Moore-Open will have a mission, under her new position, to “enhance cooperation on security matters, enhance regional stability, and expand trade and investment between the United States and Algeria,” he points out—are we still.
Who is Elizabeth Moore Open, the new US ambassador to Algeria?
As a reminder, US President Joe Biden appointed Elizabeth Moore-Open as the new ambassador to the Republic of Algeria on April 15, 2021. Prior to that, she held the position of Acting Deputy Assistant to the Principal Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) since January 2021.
From August to December last year, she was Senior Advisor at NEA (Assistant Secretary for the Office of near Eastern Affairs). Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Joint Executive Bureau of the Bureaux for Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
In May 2016, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission, then Chargé d’Affairs in Ottawa, Canada in 2017. From 2014 to 2016, she was Executive Director of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Algeria, where she led the team that won the Business Administration Award in 2013.
Last June, Elizabeth Moore-Open said during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “The Embassy in Algiers supports a broad range of programs that enhance our security, economic, governance, educational, and cultural relationships.”
“Food trailblazer. Passionate troublemaker. Coffee fanatic. General analyst. Certified creator. Lifelong music expert. Alcohol specialist.”