President Biden selects Herro Mustafa Garg as Ambassador to Egypt

Herro Mustafa Garg with her husband and children. Photo: Twitter @USEmbassySofia

President Joe Biden announced March 29, 2023, his intent to nominate Herro Mustafa Garg to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Mustafa Garg, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria from October 2019 to March 2023. The White House provided Mustafa Garg’s biography in the announcement.

Previously, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal and Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.


Earlier, Mustafa Garg worked in the Office of the Vice President on issues related to the Middle East and South and Central Asia.

Her other Washington assignments include Deputy Director of the Afghanistan Office, Advisor on the Middle East in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Director for Iran, Israeli-Palestinian Affairs, and Jordan at the National Security Council, as well as National Security Council Director for Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mustafa Garg has also served overseas as lead U.S. Civilian Coordinator in Mosul, Iraq, Consular Officer in Beirut, Lebanon, and Political Officer in Athens, Greece.

She is the recipient of the Matilda W. Sinclaire Award for superior achievement in a foreign language.

Mustafa Garg grew up in North Dakota and speaks Kurdish, Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Bulgarian, and Portuguese.

Her family story is the subject of the documentary film, American Herro, and in 2021 she was honored by the Carnegie Corporation as one of the Great Immigrants of America. She has a Bachelor’s from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a Master’s from Princeton University.



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