President Donald Trump has nominated his envoy to Canada Kelly Knight Craft as the next U.S Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley.
In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year.
The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor has served nearly two years in the post. She was the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any U.S presidential administration.
If confirmed by the Senate, Craft, 56, would replace Haley.
“I am pleased to announce that Kelly Knight Craft, our current Ambassador to Canada, is being nominated to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations,” Trump announced on Twitter.
“Kelly has done an outstanding job representing our nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadership, our country will be represented at the highest level. Congratulations to Kelly and her entire family!” Trump said.