David Satterfield to replace Jeffrey Feltman as US envoy to Horn of Africa

David Satterfield to replace Jeffrey Feltman as US envoy to Horn of Africa

The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield will replace Jeffrey Feltman as the U.S special envoy to the Horn of Africa, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

Feltman, a veteran U.S. diplomat, assumed the post in April and quickly found himself in the middle of two major crises notably Ethiopia’s deepening civil war, as well as a military coup in Sudan in October.

Secretary Blinken said the department intended for Feltman’s appointment as special envoy to be less than a year, adding that he would continue to serve in an advisory role.

Satterfield, a veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service with more than four decades of experience, has had a challenging post as U.S. ambassador in Turkey, where he navigated a strained bilateral relationship between the two NATO allies.

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