Honoring Our Foreign Service

For Immediate Release
November 18, 2019
Contact: Director of Communications Ásgeir Sigfússon, sigfusson@afsa.org

Washington, D.C. – Ambassador Eric Rubin, President of the American Foreign Service Association, offers the following comment:

“The American Foreign Service Association stands fully behind the men and women of our career Foreign Service. These patriots go abroad to every corner of the world and serve the interests of the American people. They proudly carry out the nation’s foreign policy and advance America’s security and prosperity. They do so with integrity and have no partisan or hidden agenda. Their only allegiance is to the Constitution and to the country they love. We should honor the service of each and every one of them.”

AFSA, the voice of the Foreign Service, is the professional association and labor union of the U.S. Foreign Service. Founded in 1924, AFSA represents 31,000 active and retired Foreign Service employees at the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, Foreign Commercial Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.