Her nomination was confirmed by a voice vote in block along with several other diplomatic nominations.
Washington: The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of Manisha Singh, a prominent Indian-American lawyer, to a key administration position in the State Department that would make her in charge of the country’s economic diplomacy.
Singh was chief counsel and senior policy adviser to Senator Dan Sullivan till now. Her nomination was confirmed by a voice vote in block along with several other diplomatic nominations.
Singh replaces Charles Rivkin as the assistant secretary of state for economic affairs.
The position has been vacant since January after Rivkin resigned following Donald Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th president of the United States.
A resident of Florida, Singh, 45, has served as the deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, and as an aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.