U.S President Biden shifts Peter Hendrick Vrooman to Mozambique
Peter Hendrick Vrooman, who has been the US Ambassador to Rwanda for more than four years, has been transferred to Mozambique.
According to the statement released by the U.S. President Joe Biden’s Office, Peter Hendrick Vrooman has been appointed Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Mozambique.
It was on April 6, 2018 that President Paul Kagame received the credentials of Peter H. Vrooman, the United States Representative to Rwanda, to replace Erica Barks-Ruggles, who had been Ambassador to Rwanda since 2014.
During his tenure, Vrooman has consistently shown that the United States is a close friend of Rwanda.
Before he came to Rwanda, Ambassador Vrooman recently served as the Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Prior to that he served as the spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi; Director for Iraq on the staff of the National Security Council in Washington, D.C.; and Deputy Political Counselor in Tel Aviv and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
He also worked at the U.S. embassies in Baghdad, Beirut, and Djibouti, as well as the U.S. Liaison Office in Mogadishu, Somalia. In Washington, he was a Watch Officer in the Department of State’s Operations Center and the Desk Officer for Algeria in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
A native of New York, Ambassador Vrooman graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Social Studies and earned an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now known as the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked as the special assistant to the President of the American University in Cairo.