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In the first list of cabinet choices announced by President-elect Joe Biden on November 23, former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is also Biden’s longtime assistant, was selected as Secretary of State.

Veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield was chosen as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Jake Sullivan, assistant to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, will join the White House team as National Security Advisor.

From left to right: Antony Blinken, Alejandro Mayorkas, Linda Thomas-Greenfield (top row), John Kerry, Avril Haines, Jake Sullivan.

Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-born lawyer and former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was selected as Secretary of Homeland Security.

The position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) will go to Avril Haines, who served as deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and former deputy national security advisor.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry was nominated as special climate envoy.

`This marks the first time the NSC has included a dedicated climate change official, reflecting the President-elect’s commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security issue.`

Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, overseeing the world’s largest economy, is Janet Yellen, who would make history as the first woman in the role if confirmed by the Senate.

The above choices reflect Biden’s desire to build a diverse cabinet with experts who are well-versed in public policy and have extensive experience in government.

`They will rally the world to take on our unique challenges, challenges that no nation can face alone,` Biden tweeted.

Many of Biden’s cabinet picks will need to be approved in the Senate, where Republicans have a majority.

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