What to know about kissing ambassador Haley and what it means for US interests
President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, will take over for outgoing Nikki Haley in a move that has many in the world of diplomacy scratching their heads and wondering how this is possible.
It’s unclear exactly how the Trump administration plans to do this, but the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy released a statement on Friday afternoon saying that she will “continue to be the primary focus of the Department of State’s global efforts, and the Secretary of State will continue to lead that effort as the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria.”
The statement said Haley will continue working on “the fight against drug trafficking and the global fight against human trafficking, including human smuggling and human trafficking across borders.”
This isn’t the first time Haley has taken over the role of Ambassador to the U and the role is expected to expand to other foreign nations as well.
In 2017, Haley became the first woman to lead a U.S. delegation to the World Bank in the United States.
In the past year, Haley has worked to improve the health and education of children in Syria.
The State Department also worked with the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China who have been at the forefront of efforts to fight the Islamic State group.
“I will continue our efforts to build on the progress we’ve made with the Syrian people and our humanitarian partners to combat the scourge of drug trafficking, human trafficking and human smuggling,” she said in a statement in 2017.
Haley has also been working to bring peace to the Palestinian people, especially in the West Bank.
The Palestinians want to create a state on the West bank and have been pushing for peace talks with Israel for years.
While Haley has been traveling the world and meeting with foreign leaders, it appears that this is the first she will take on a permanent role.
She has already taken a seat on the U (United Nations) Security Council.
The new ambassador will replace Samantha Power, who stepped down last month.