Christopher Hodges Becomes New US Consul General In Chennai
CHENNAI (ANI) – Christopher W. Hodges assumed the post of Consul General of the United States of America in Chennai, the US Embassy said in a statement.
Hodges assumed the position on July 31.
After assuming charge, he said, “I’m honored to represent the United States in southern India at such an exciting time in the US-India relationship. Our work reflects the local and regional dynamism that enhances our broader bilateral partnership, including our rich commercial and educational ties and the exciting work our two countries are doing together on space cooperation. I’m also proud to support the large US citizen population in our district and consular services that strengthen our people-to-people ties.”
The Consul General added, “The breadth of our efforts demonstrates that the US-India relationship is one of two peoples and two governments. I look forward to strengthening ties throughout our consular district of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the three Union Territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry.”
Prior to this Hodges had served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Effort. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Assistance Coordination and Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli-Palestinian Affairs. His last overseas assignment was as Assistant Deputy Chief of Mission and Chief of the Palestinian Affairs Unit at the US Embassy in Jerusalem.