In the verbal voting held at the Senate General Assembly, Burns reached a sufficient majority and became the first director of diplomat origin in CIA history. Burns, who previously served as Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received high-quality support from Democrats as well as Republicans.
Burns had stated in a previous session of the Senate that China is the highest quality global competitor of the USA and that they will take high quality steps in this regard.
Embassy in Moscow
Burns, who served as the US Ambassador to Amman between 1998-2000 and Moscow between 2005-2008, served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2011-2014 and retired on that date.
Burns, who has been the president of the Carnegie International Peace Foundation since 2014, is expected to serve as a name in line with the “diplomacy first” foreign policy approach of the Biden administration.