His Excellency Namik Tan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States, and
His Excellency Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States, were
present for the installation ceremony.
On November 7, 2013, The Honorable Bijan Kian installed Mr. Paul Monteiro, former
Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs at the White
House as a new Nowruz Commission Ambassador. The installation took place at The White House,
during a ceremony celebrating Mr. Monteiro's service to the President. Ms. Valerie Jarrett, Senior
Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement
and Intergovernmental Affairs, was present for the installation.
We welcome our new Ambassadors, and look forward to their active participation. Below from left to right: Mrs. Yvonne Kazeminy, Mr. Nasser Kazeminy, His Excellency Namik Tan, Mrs. Fugen Tan, His Excellency Kairat Umarov,
Ms. Mojgan Gomroki, Mrs. Marie Royce, Mrs. Gissou R. Kian, Mr. Amir Gomroki, Mr. Soroush Shehabi, Mrs. Nancy Bagley, Mr. Robert Kelley and
Mrs. Vivienne Kelley; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama looks on as Hon. Kian affixes the lapel pin of the Nowruz Commission on Paul