February 6, 2023
Elizabeth Bagley -  (crédito:  Reprodução/United States Senate Committee of Foreign Relations)

US senators confirm new ambassador to Brazil

Posted on 12/14/2022 7:43 PM

Elizabeth Bagley – (Credit: Reproduction/US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations)

US President Joe Biden and Elizabeth Frawley Bagley have been confirmed by the US Senate this Wednesday afternoon (12/14) as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Brazil.

According to the Brazilian Embassy in the United States, Ambassador Bagley will begin preparations to arrive in Brazil, and the date is still to be determined by the White House. “The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil look forward to welcoming Ambassador Bagley and continuing to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the coming months and years,” the U.S. Diplomatic Section said in a statement.

The White House offers another sign of reconciliation between the United States and the country, as President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) took time to recognize that there is a departure from the Democratic Party’s inauguration in 2021.

Bagley’s appointment as head of the US Embassy in Brazil took place in January this year. The post has been vacant since Ambassador Todd Chapman, appointed by former President Donald Trump, decided to retire in July of last year. Since then, incumbent Douglas Koneff has held the position on an interim basis.

Bagley has worked in diplomacy and law for more than four decades, the US embassy said. His diplomatic experience includes serving as a senior advisor to Secretaries of State John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Madeleine Albright. He has served as Special Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, and US Ambassador to Portugal.

Throughout his career, the diplomat received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Meridian International Public Diplomacy Award, and Portugal’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Infante d. He has received many honors such as Henrik.

The U.S. government hopes to reunite with Brazil after the victory of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), which has no official representative, as the delay in appointing a new ambassador to Brazil ends. Country in Brasilia for Lula’s inauguration on January 1, 2023. On the 5th, the White House sent The national security adviser formally invites Lula to meet with Biden in Washington🇧🇷

According to data from Ambassador Fernando Igreja, coordinator of Lula’s inauguration, So far 17 heads of state have confirmed their presence, the highest number recorded in history🇧🇷

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