Nikki Haley confirmed as new US envoy to UN

Written by January 25, 2017 09:06

Washington, Jan 25: The US Senate has confirmed Nikki Haley as the next Ambassador to the United Nations, making her the first Indian-American to serve on a Cabinet rank position in any presidential administration.

Nikki Haley

Forty-five-year-old Haley was approved by the Senate on a 96-4 vote. Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier overwhelmingly approved the nomination of the South Carolina Governor as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations.

She is expected to be sworn in shortly. Haley, who will replace Samantha Power at the UN, has already created history by becoming the first women Indian-American Governor of a US State.

After Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, she is only the second ever Indian-American to be elected as the Governor of a State.