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American President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward as he announced key nominations for economic positions on Tuesday at an event in Wilmington, Delaware.
A first-rate team that will get us through the economic crisis and help build our economy back better than before - Joe Biden said.
The newly nominated members include Janet Yellen, who would be the first woman Treasury Secretary, Adewale Wally Adeyemo, who would be the first black in the post of Deputy Treasury Secretary, Cecilia Rouse, the first woman of colour to chair Council of Economic Advisers and Neera Tanden, first South -Asian American to be the Director of Office of Management and Budget.
If the Senate approves, they have to "address the multiple crises " that America facing- economic and COVID-19 crisis.
Earlier he had designated his two decades-long aides Antony Blinken as Secretary of state during his tenure. Along with that, he picked Jake Sullivan as his National Security Advisor and Linda Thomas Greenfield as US ambassador to the United Nations.
Antony Blinken 58, who born to Jewish parents in New York City, is the one who is attributed by The New York Times as "the defender of global alliances".
Blinken believes in Trans-Atlantic alliances- Al Jazeera reported. He is the adversary of "America-First" policy put forward by Donald Trump. In 2016, during a program at US embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, Blinken said: put simply, the world is safer for the American people when we have friends, allies. Al Jazeera quoted Blinken as he was saying that "force can be a necessary adjunct to effective diplomacy.
Donald Trump has raised accusations against member countries in NATO over financial contributions.
It is expected that Antony Blinken will play a key role in the formulation of foreign policy that would be followed by Joe Biden's administration. The due will be concerned about human rights violations across the world.
Earlier in July, while speaking with Arab-American leaders, Antony Blinken said that "Biden would prioritize human rights and democratic principles in the Middle East"- Al Jazeera reported. Experts are keenly watching how Biden administration will deal with Saudi Arabia.
During his tenure as Deputy Secretary of State, Blinken advocated for US involvement in Syria and for NATO-led military intervention in Libya, 2011.
He had served as national security adviser to then vice-president Joe Biden under Obama administration between 2009 and 2013.Later, he was inducted as deputy national security during 2013 -2015 and as deputy secretary from 2015 to 2017.