US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian American Geeta Pasi, a career foreign service officer, as his envoy to Djibouti.
Geeta Pasi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the director of East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau at the Department of State.
Obama also announced his intent to nominate D Brent Hardt, Ambassador to Guyana, and Donald W Koran as Ambassador to Rwanda.
"I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead," Obama said in a statement.
Prior to this assignment, Pasi has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Dhaka from 2006-2009.
Her other overseas assignments included: Deputy Principal Officer at the US Consulate General in Frankfurt; Political Military Officer at US Embassy in New Delhi; Political chief at Embassy Accra; Human Rights and Consular Officer at Embassy Bucharest; and Political and Economic Officer at US Consulate Douala.
In Washington, Pasi served as Desk Officer for Afghanistan and for Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
She also served as a Line Officer in the executive secretariat.
Pasi received her BA from Duke University and a MA in French Studies from New York University.
Djibouti lies in Northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. It has 314 km of coastline and shares a 113 km border with Eritrea, 337 km with Ethiopia and 58 km with Somalia.