Daniel Smith appointed as Chargé d’Affaires at US Embassy in New Delhi
Washington, May 1, 2021
Daniel Smith, the Director of the Foreign Service Institute who recently served as acting Secretary of State and Acting Deputy Secretary of State, has been appointed as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim at the United States Embassy in New Delhi.
Smith carries the highest Foreign Service rank of Career Ambassador, a press release from the Department of State said.
"Ambassador Smith’s appointment underscores the United States’ strong commitment to our partnership with the Government of India and the Indian people. He will spearhead close cooperation with India to ensure that our countries continue to advance our shared priorities, including overcoming the global pandemic.
"The United States stands in solidarity with India, and Ambassador Smith is committed to working together with India in partnership," the release added/