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Partnership for Public Service statement on the nomination of Yohannes Abraham to be Association of Southeast Asian Nations ambassador 

May 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released the following statement from President and CEO Max Stier on the nomination of Yohannes Abraham as U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

“Yohannes Abraham’s extensive government experience, including his current role with the National Security Council, make him an excellent choice to be the U.S. ambassador to Association of Southeast Asian Nations,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service

“The Partnership was fortunate to work closely with Yohannes in 2020 when he was executive director of the Biden-Harris Transition Team, where he guided one of the best prepared presidential transitions in modern history,” Stier said. “We urge the Senate to quickly confirm Yohannes so he can begin strengthening U.S. relations with the Southeast Asian nations and help address a range of critical security, economic, maritime and environmental issues.” 

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