Header AD

US continues to court Duterte - sends new female envoy

The second female United States ambassador is expected to be named as Washington’s next top diplomat in the Philippines.

Mina Chang, US State Department deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, has extensive experience in conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Nigeria. She is reportedly the choice to succeed US Ambassador Sung Kim.

Chang will be the second female US ambassador to the Philippines after former counselor of the State Department Kristie Kenney, who served as ambassador to Manila from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining the bureau, Chang served as chief executive officer of an international non-government organization (INGO).

Analysts also congratulated President Duterte.

Congrats to success of the Philippines' smart, mature & pragmatic independent foreign policy under the maverick Pres. Rody Duterte, all the world's big powers are courting us literally...

Perhaps due to intense competition from rising #China in east Asia, the #USA has decided to send as its new ambassador to #Philippines, a #beautiful #woman & ethnic #Korean?

This might be a smart move by #America's State Department, because President #Duterte seems angry at #Western, #Caucasian colonial attitude in the past & seems to respect east #Asians, he is also well-known for admiring pretty #women?

#diplomacy #geopolitics #foreignpolicy

US continues to court Duterte - sends new female envoy US continues to court Duterte - sends new female envoy Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 4:30:00 PM Rating: 5

Post AD