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Biden to tap veteran diplomat as new point person for Afghan relocation efforts

Elizabeth Jones is set to be tapped as the coordinator for Afghan relocation efforts, according to a U.S. official and two congressional sources familiar with the move.

The State Department plans to announce as soon as this week that Jones, a veteran diplomat who served as the ambassador to Kazakhstan and as deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will replace John Bass, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, the people said.

In the new position, Jones will be responsible for overseeing the entire Afghanistan effort, from facilitating the departures of people who still want to leave, to relocating them in the U.S.

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