Kurdish woman appointed US ambassador to Egypt
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdish-American diplomat Herro Mustafa was sworn in on Tuesday as the new US envoy to Cairo, the US State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs announced on Wednesday in a post on X.
“The Amb will lead @USEmbassyCairo during a significant moment in the strategic bilateral US-Egypt relationship & advance our joint efforts for stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” the post added.
Ambassador Herro Mustafa Garg was sworn in yesterday as the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt. The Amb will lead @USEmbassyCairo during a significant moment in the strategic bilateral 🇺🇸🇪🇬 relationship & advance our joint efforts for stability, security, and prosperity in the region. pic.twitter.com/0pi3q7mOuZ— U.S. State Dept - Near Eastern Affairs (@StateDept_NEA) November 7, 2023
Mustafa formerly served as the United States ambassador to Bulgaria from Oct. 2019 to Feb. 2023.
When Mustafa assumed the post of US Ambassador to Bulgaria in 2019, she expressed how proud she was to represent her Kurdish roots on the global stage.
Her other overseas postings include serving as the US Civilian Coordinator in Mosul, as a Consular Officer in Beirut, and as a Political Officer in Athens.
Born in Erbil in 1973, she holds a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master's degree from Princeton University. She is fluent in seven languages: Kurdish, Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Bulgarian, and Portuguese.