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NEW YORK – The White House is nearby Formalizing the appointment of the new Ambassador to Italy, who has already been identified and is a close associate of President Joe Biden. According to rumors it is about Jack Markle, 62, current ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). Appointed in 2021, Marquel began the position in Paris, in January 2022. In 2021, during the evacuation of Afghan civilians after the US withdrawal from the country, he was the coordinator of the “Allied Refugee Operation” that was intended to assist these refugees. who cooperated with the United States.
He previously served as Treasurer (1999 to 2009) and then Governor of Delaware, Biden’s home state, from 2009 to 2017. He was the first Jewish governor of Delaware. The first time he beat his Republican rival by a large margin (67%), while in the Democratic primary he won with 51% of the vote. The inauguration took place at 12:10 a.m. on January 20, 2009, in keeping with a Delaware law that requires the inauguration to take place on the third Tuesday in January: in 2009, that date coincided with the inauguration of Barack Obama as prime minister. The United States with Biden as deputy and in this way Markel wanted to leave a day off to celebrate the new tenants of the White House, according to the state’s official website.
Joe Biden’s son BoPrior to his death from brain cancer in 2015, Delaware Attorney General W He had run for governor, which Markle would leave after two terms. Markle said after the death of Beau Biden. “If he had run, he would have won. If he had won, he would have been a very good judge.”
Thus, the diplomatic office in Rome will have an ambassador for the first time after more than two years. His predecessor, Louis Eisenberg, who was nominated by Donald Trump, completed the mandate on January 17, 2021.
Last July 4, when then-Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi greeted one by one guests of the US Embassy in Rome on Independence Day along with then-chargé d’affaires Thomas Smitham — now replaced by Sean P. Crowley — he said Everyone She has come to be measured at the Villa Taverna and will soon be an ambassador. A vote fueled by the apparent absence of other candidates. But then his spokesperson denied the rumor last November.
In recent days, while remaining silent on the question of who the new ambassador will be and the timing of his formalization, a US State Department official said in an interview with The Guardian. courier: “Whether there is an ambassador or not – and we hope there will be one soon – it is important to stress that his absence in recent years has not damaged our strong and solid diplomatic relations which are accompanied by a strong military relationship: we have more than 30,000 military hosted in Italy. It must also be We look at the benefits of all this.” Asked why the selection took some time, the official referred to “the dynamics of transmission, Congress, and above all Covid.”
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