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US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer resigns

Last updated on: April 28, 2011 09:57 IST

United States Ambassador Timothy Roemer has resigned due to personal commitments, sources said in New Delhi on Thursday.

Fifty-four-year-old Roemer, a political appointee, wants to go back to Washington due to some personal considerations, US embassy sources said.

Other reasons that may have prompted him to take the step were not known, they said.

However, Roemer had indicated at the time of taking up the assignment in 2009 that he would stay for a couple of years and then move on.

Roemer was nominated by US President Barack Obama in May 2009.

Image: Ambassador Roemer with students at a school in New Delhi on April 26 where he observed an innovative programme that uses radio to help students in Grades 1 and 2 improve their English language skills


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