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Robert Burgess today took over as the Consul General of the United States (US) here.
Prior to his posting here, he served as Director of an office focused on regional issues in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, a release from the US Consulate here said.
His earlier diplomatic posts include Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan among others, it said, adding, in that his pre-foreign service life, he worked as an attorney.
On his posting in Chennai, Burgess was quoted as saying it was 'his great privilege to represent the United States in South India, especially at this exciting time in the history of US-India relations."
"I look forward to getting to know Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala and advancing our shared goals," he added.
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