Biden appoints Indian American Puneet Talwar as Ambassador Morocco


US President Joe Biden has announced the name of Indian American Puneet Talwar as a nominee for serving as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Puneet Talwar who is presently serving as a senior advisor at the State Department had earlier held the senior national security and foreign policy positions in the state department, White House, and the US Senate.

Previously, he had also served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council, and as a Senior Professional Staff Member at the Committee on Foreign Relations in the United States Senate.

Talking about his public service role, it includes some key roles in the U.S. House of Representatives and the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff.

Outside the government administration, he has been a senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute, a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Biden Center, a counsellor to the conflict resolution NGO Inter Mediate, and a non-resident scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies.

Speaking on his qualifications, Talwar has earned his B.S. Degree in Engineering from Cornell University and then did his M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a native of Washington, DC.