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Oct 3, 2022

Michelle Kwan is New U.S. Ambassador to Belize

Michelle Kwan

After several years without an assigned diplomatic representative in the country, the U.S. senate confirmed former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, a longtime Democratic activist, to serve as ambassador to Belize.  She succeeds former Ambassador Carlos Moreno as United States Ambassador to Belize. The State Department, in a release, said, “Kwan’s extensive work experience at the U.S. State Department in public diplomacy and youth outreach and her work with non-profit organizations, combined with her strong management and business skills make her a well-qualified candidate to be the U.S. Ambassador to Belize”. Over the weekend, we caught up with Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay who spoke about Kwan’s appointment.


Eamon Courtenay

Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“We look forward to her arrival.  We have looked at her CV and her work, she is an experienced diplomat.  Most people regard her as a sportswoman, as a medalist and as a skier, but in fact she has a tremendous amount of experience in diplomacy.  I am sure that she will be an effective ambassador and we have been building on our relations with the United States.  They are cordial, they are strong on different areas an ambassador in Belize is long overdue so we look forward to receiving Ambassador Kwan.”

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