February 22, 2023: The new U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, Henry V. Jardine, presented his Letter of Credence to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Mauritius Prithvirajsing Roopun at the State House in Reduit. Ambassador Jardine also paid a courtesy call on Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, National Assembly Speaker Sooroojdev Phokeer, and Secretary for Foreign Affairs Joyker Nayeck.
Ambassador Jardine arrived in Mauritius last week with his wife, Kathleen. Mr. Jardine took the oath of office as the U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius in a ceremony at the National Museum of American Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2023. The ceremony was officiated by Acting Deputy Secretary of State John Bass.
Ambassador Jardine is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Prior to assuming his position, Ambassador Jardine served as the Director for the Office of Career Development and Assignments, Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director for the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO); Executive Director in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA); Management Counselor for the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand; Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania; Director for the Regional and Security Policy Office (RSP) in the Bureau for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP); Consul General in Calcutta, India; Management Officer in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and rotational assignments as Political and Consular Officer in Bridgetown, Barbados and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before beginning his career at the U.S. State Department, Ambassador Jardine was a Captain in the U.S. Army.
Following the presentation of his credentials to President Roopun, Ambassador Jardine said, “It is a great honor to be representing the United States to the Republic of Mauritius and I have to thank the President for his warm welcome so soon after my arrival.”
As the new U.S. Ambassador takes office at U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mr. Satrajit Sardar, who was Chargé d’Affaires since July 2022, will resume his position as Deputy Chief of Mission.