U.S. names veteran diplomat to take over Afghan relocation effort

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday appointed veteran diplomat A. Elizabeth Jones as a new coordinator for efforts to relocate Afghans who have fled or want to flee their country, spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. Another long-serving diplomat, John Bass, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, was sent to Kabul in August to be the point person for relocations amid the chaotic withdrawal of diplomatic staff and at-risk Afghans as the city fell to the Taliban. Jones, a former assistant secretary of state and former deputy special representative for Afghanistan and …

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