Newly elected US President Joe Biden on Saturday nominated Indian American diplomat Ujra Jeya, who left the Foreign Service in 2018, for an important position in the Foreign Ministry in protest against the policies of the country’s outgoing President Donald Trump. , Who accused the Trump administration of racial profiling …
According to the nomination of key positions announced by Biden for the Ministry of External Affairs, Jeya has been named Under Minister for Civil Defense, Democracy and Human Rights. In addition, Wendy R. Sherman has been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister, Brian McKeon as Deputy Minister for Management and Resources, Bonnie Jenkins as Under Minister for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and Victoria Nuland as Under Minister for Political Affairs.
“This diverse team led by nominated Secretary of State Tony Blinken symbolizes my belief that when America works closely with its allies, it is the strongest,” Biden said.
Ujra Jeya has recently served as President and CEO of ‘Alliance for Peacebuilding’. He also served as Deputy Head of Mission at the US Embassy in Paris from 2014 to 2017. Former Indian-American senior diplomat Ujra Zeya resigned from the US State Department in September 2018. He accused the Trump administration of racial and abusive behavior. Ujra had said that the high officials of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy boycott the minorities.
Ujra’s father is an Indian, while Ujra was born in the US. He worked in the US State Department for 25 years. He resigned in the year 2018 alleging discrimination. Ujra had said, “Three months after the Trump administration took over, three senior African-American officials were either fired from the department or resigned. Their reporting was handed over to white people. He had also alleged that minority diplomats who have done good work during the past one month are not called to secretariat meetings.
Jeya previously served in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from 2012 to 2014 as Acting Assistant Minister and Principal Deputy Assistant Minister. She joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and has served in New Delhi, Muscat, Damascus, Cairo and Kingston.