Cameron Hume likely to replace Patterson as US ambassador to Pakistan

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Washington, Feb.22 (ANI) : Cameron Hume is likely to replace Anne Patterson as US' Ambassador to Pakistan after the latter completes her three year-term in May.

"She (Patterson) deserves a less demanding job after three excruciating years in Pakistan," The Dawn quoted a diplomatic source, as saying.

Hume is currently the US envoy to Indonesia. He is a member of the Foreign Service with the rank of a career minister, which is equivalent to a three-star general in the military.

Hume's earlier assignments included Italy, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, the United Nations, and the Holy See. More recently he has served as Ambassador to Algeria and to South Africa, and as Charge d'Affaires to Sudan.

One of the major achievements of Hume was to negotiate the end to Mozambique's civil war in 1992.

Hume has never served in South Asia, however, the Obama administration believes that his experience in Indonesia, the nation with the largest number of Muslims in the world, will help im perform better in Pakistan. (ANI)

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