US Ambassador-designate Teplitz vows working with Nepali people, govt

US Designate Ambassador Teplitz with US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo: US Department of State)

Nepal Foreign Affairs (Kathmandu, August 7) US Ambassador-designate to Nepal, Alaina B. Teplitz has vowed to work with the government and people of Nepal to ‘build back better’ from the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks.

In her testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in June, she outlined her goals “to strengthen Nepal’s democracy, advance its economic growth and improve its resiliency.”


According to the US Embassy in Nepal, Ambassador-designate Teplitz emphasized the United States’ commitment to work with the government and people of Nepal to “build back better” from the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks. The United States Senate confirmed Teplitz to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Nepal on August 5.

Teplitz most recently served as the Director of the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State.  A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador-designate Teplitz has also served as Minister-Counselor for Management at U.S. Embassy Kabul and as Deputy Executive Director of the Near East and South and Central Asia Bureau’s joint executive office.  Previous posts include Bangladesh, Belgium, Mongolia, Albania and Australia.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

The Embassy said that Ambassador-designate Teplitz’s arrival date has yet to be confirmed.


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