The White House (Washington, DC)

11 June 2009

Burundi: Pamela J. H. Slutz, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi

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Washington, DC — Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Pamela J. H. Slutz as Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi.

Ms. Pamela Slutz, a career Foreign Service Officer, has served as Deputy Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya since October 2006.

Ms. Slutz joined the U.S. Department of State in 1981 and was tenured and commissioned as a Foreign Service Officer in 1984. Her previous overseas assignments include: Kinshasa, Zaire (1982-84); Jakarta, Indonesia (1984-87 and 1999-2001); Shanghai, China (1991-94); and the American Institute in Taiwan (2001-03).

She was the U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from 2003-2006.  Her domestic assignments (in Washington) in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs include: the Office of Korea Affairs (1981-82); the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs (1995-97); and the Office of East Asian and Pacific Regional Security and Policy Planning (1997-99).

She also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Nuclear and Space Talks with the USSR (in Geneva, 1987-89).

Ms. Slutz holds a B.A. from Hollins University and an M.A. from the University of Hawai

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