WASHINGTON, D.C. —President Barack Obama has nominated Indian American Geeta Pasi, a career foreign service officer, as his envoy to Djibouti.
Pasi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as director of East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau at the Department of State.
Prior to this assignment, Pasi served as U.S. Charge d’affaires at the Embassy in Dhaka from 2006 to 2009.
Her other overseas assignments included deputy principal officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt; political military officer at the American Embassy in New Delhi;
political chief at the American Embassy in Accra; human rights and consular officer at the American Embassy in Bucharest; and political and economic officer at the U.S. Consulate in Douala.
In Washington, Pasi served as desk officer for Afghanistan and for Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
She also served as a line officer in the Executive Secretariat.
Pasi received her BA from Duke University and MA in French Studies from New York University.
Djibouti lies in Northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. It has 314 km of coastline and shares a 113 km border with Eritrea, 337 km with Ethiopia, and 58 km with Somalia.