US President Donald Trump’s administration nominated Acting Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Jonathan R. Cohen as the US ambassador to Egypt.
The position of US ambassador to Egypt has been vacant since July 2017 when the former ambassador Robert S. Beecroft left the post. Since then, U.S. Charge D’Affaires Thomas Goldberger had been in charge.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Trump
After just days after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt met with President Trump in the White House. Trump nominated Jonathan R. Cohen, the acting permanent representative of the United States to the United Nations, as ambassador to Egypt.
In a statement on Thursday, the white House announced that the nomination of Jonathan R. Cohen was sent to the Senate.
*Here’s some of Jonathan Cohen’s Bio;
* Jonathan Cohen, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor.
*Cohen has a B.A. in politics and a certificate in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University.
*From 1985 to 1986, he attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem on an Israeli government grant. His hometown is Laguna Beach.
*He has been working as Foreign Service officer since 1986.
*Minister counselor for political affairs from 2011 to 2013.
*The deputy chief of USA mission in Iraq, France and Cyprus from 2014-2016, according the US Missions to the UN website.
*Cohen was oversaw the European and Eurasian affairs from 2016 to 2018.
*He has served as the acting representative to both the UN and the UN Security Council since Nikki Haley resigned from the position last year.
Trump’s candidacy to Cohen comes due several reasons: working closely with Washington’s Middle East ally, especially with the White House files planning to propose a new peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians in addition working on several files in the region.