THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KARL F. INDERFURTH AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY
OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Karl F. Inderfurth to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
Karl F. Inderfurth, of Charlotte, North Carolina, served as the U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations. Prior to his appointment at the United Nations, Ambassador Inderfurth joined ABC News, first as a National Security Correspondent and later as a Moscow Correspondent from 1989 to 1991. Ambassador Inderfurth served as the Deputy Staff Director on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1979 to 1981. He also served on the National Security staff for the Carter Administration, and the professional staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee for Senator Gary Hart. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Inderfurth earned a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968, and an M.A. degree from Princeton University in 1975. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Scotland in 1973.
The Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs is responsible for advising the Secretary of State on the conduct of United States foreign relations with the countries of South Asia and for guiding the operation of U.S. diplomatic missions within the South Asian region.