Peter Haas is new US consul-general in Mumbai

August 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Peter Haas, an economist by training, took over as the new consul-general of the US consulate in Mumbai Monday, an official said.

He replaces Paul Folmsbee, who has been posted to Afghanistan.

Prior to Mumbai, Haas was the economic affairs counsellor at the US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“My family and I are very excited about coming to Mumbai. I look forward to meeting people across our consular district to advance the US-India strategic partnership at all levels,” Haas said shortly after taking over his new assignment.

Based in Mumbai, Haas will have charge of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

He has earlier held diplomatic positions in London, Rabat, Port-au-Prince and Berlin, and has worked in Washington.

Haas is accompanied here by his wife and two sons.

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