Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Gov. Nikki Haley, Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

January 17, 2017

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(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after her meeting today with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN):

“My meeting with Gov. Haley was a valuable opportunity to discuss some of the pressing global issues that she will face at the United Nations if confirmed by the Senate—reforming peacekeeping, combatting Russian aggression, and managing relations with China,” said Senator Shaheen. “Gov. Haley and I discussed how she would approach representing the U.S. on behalf of the next Administration, and I stressed the importance of skilled U.S. leadership at the UN to address these and other challenges. I look forward to tomorrow’s public hearing to hear more from Gov. Haley on her goals for the job and her position on issues critical to U.S. peace and security. I am confident the global community will be paying attention to learn more about the next Administration’s priorities.”