U.S. Embassy Belmopan Welcomes New Chargé d’Affaires Leyla Moses-Ones

Belmopan – Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Leyla Moses-Ones arrived Friday, August 6 in Belize, where she will serve at the U.S. Embassy Belmopan for three years. Chargé Moses-Ones, a career diplomat, will assume duties immediately.

Chargé Moses-Ones most recently served as Deputy Chief of Mission to Tirana, Albania from 2018 to 2021, including serving as Charge d’Affaires a.i. there for half her tour. Prior to this, she served in various capacities in Washington, D.C. as well as U.S. Missions in Costa Rica, Mozambique, Turkey, and Germany. In her most recent posting in Washington D.C., she held the position of Deputy Director in the Office of Policy and Global Issues at the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs.

“I am pleased to have the honor of serving my country in Belize as Chargé d’Affaires,” said Chargé Moses-Ones, “I look forward to working with the government, civil society organizations, and the Belizean people to continue to build on this exceptional U.S. – Belize partnership, promoting our shared interests and enhancing national security, economic prosperity, and good governance efforts.”

Chargé Moses-Ones is a distinguished alumni of the National Defense University and holds a master’s degree in National Security and Defense Resource Strategy and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is married to Dr. Kyle Moses, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, and has three children.