KABUL (SW) – Ross Wilson, a career diplomat, has taken charge of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as Ambassador John Bass completes his term in Afghanistan.
“I am excited to start work @USEmbassyKabul during this crucial time in the history of #Afghanistan. Be it #AfghanElections, the quest for #peace, or other priorities, my country and I strongly support all #Afghans as they choose the future of this proud country”, he tweeted.
Ross Wilson, who spent nearly four decades in the U.S. Foreign Service before retiring, accepted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s request this month to lead the U.S. Embassy in Kabul until the Senate confirms a permanent ambassador.
“Afghanistan is an extraordinarily challenging, but also very consequential, assignment and I am honored by the trust and confidence that Secretary of State Pompeo and the Department of State have placed in me,” Wilson said in a statement he issued from Washington, D.C., before heading overseas.