Nathalie Rayes presented her credentials to President Milanović today as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.
After presenting her credentials, Ambassador Rayes noted “I am thrilled to be here to further deepen the exceptionally close relationship between our two great countries. I look forward to working with Croatia to ensure European and regional security, advance energy diversification and use of renewables, champion entrepreneurship, invest in economic development, and expand our people to people ties. As allies and friends, we are stronger – and the world is safer – when our two nations stand together.”
Ambassador Rayes is the 10th U.S. Ambassador to Croatia and was sworn-in to the position by Vice President Kamala Harris on January 10, 2024. She previously served as President Biden’s appointee to the board of the United States Institute of Peace and for over six years as President Obama’s appointee to the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Ambassador Rayes has received wide recognition for her distinguished career and contributions across the private, government and nonprofit sectors.