U.S. Ambassador to Brazil announces retirement, opens space for new Biden appointment – 06/10/2021 – World

The American Ambassador to Brazil, Todd Chapman, announced this Thursday (10) that he would retire and that he would leave the head of the diplomatic representation in Brasilia in 30 days.

“To serve the United States is an honor and has defined my life. With mixed emotions I wrote yesterday [quarta-feira, 9] to President Joe Biden to inform me of my decision to retire from the public service after 30 years of career for positive personal reasons, “Chapman wrote on Twitter.

In this post, he also highlighted the work being done in eight countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, acting in both the governments of Republican and Democratic presidents.

“I will spend my next 30 days in Brazil actively doing my part as US Ambassador to continue to move the Brazil-US relationship, stronger than ever, in the positive direction it is taking.” , did he declare. A career diplomat, Chapman arrived in Brazil under the administration of Donald Trump.

When he leaves the US Foreign Service, the representation will be headed by diplomat Douglas Koneff on an interim basis. With departure, it will be up to Biden to appoint a new ambassador to Brazil, and the profile of the replacement will be a strong indication of what Washington expects from the bilateral relationship.

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