For Immediate Release
August 1, 2019
Senior U.S. diplomat Rafik Mansour arrived in Singapore to begin his assignment as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the United States of America on July 30.
Upon his arrival, Mr. Mansour said, “I look forward to deepening the strong partnership between our two countries to advance our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States and Singapore continue to be indispensable partners, and I could not be prouder to represent the United States in this beautiful, inspiring, and strategic country.”
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour arrives in Singapore with more than 20 years of service as a diplomat. He oversees the 19 U.S. government agencies represented in Singapore, working to strengthen our bilateral ties ranging from security cooperation to our robust economic relationship. Prior to his assignment in Singapore, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia.
Mr. Mansour obtained a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in French Literature from the University of California, Irvine. He received a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He speaks Arabic, Russian, French, Italian, and Creole.
About U.S. Embassy Singapore
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