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Chargé D’Affaires Virginia Keener


Virginia Keener is United States Chargé D’Affaires to Kuwait.

Virginia Keener, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, arrived in Kuwait for a three-year tour as Management Counselor in August 2009. She joined the Foreign Service in 1985, and has served in Haiti, Indonesia, Germany, Egypt, Washington, and before Kuwait in Belgium, at NATO, where she served both in the US Mission to NATO and on the International Staff as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources.

Virginia, also known as Ginger, received her bachelor’s degree in International Political Science and French and German from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She did graduate studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she was an exchange student in Belgium with the AFS program for a year after high school.

She speaks French and German.

Virginia has two sons.


Contact Information

American Embassy
P. O. Box 77
Safat 13001

Phone: 00-(965) 2259-1001
Fax: 00-(965) 2538-0282

Email: paskuwaitm@state.gov
Website: http://kuwait.usembassy.gov/