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As U.S. ambassador to Canada, Kelly Craft played a role in facilitating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Chris Wattie/Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump has formally submitted to the Senate the nomination of Kelly Craft to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Ms. Craft serves as the U.S. ambassador to Canada. In February, Mr. Trump said he had selected Ms. Craft for the UN job.

Ms. Craft, a Kentucky native, was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN General Assembly under president George W. Bush’s administration.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, backed Ms. Craft for the post.

As U.S. ambassador to Canada, she played a role in facilitating the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, a revamp of the North American free-trade agreement.

Ms. Craft has been ambassador during a low point in relations. Last year, Mr. Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weak and dishonest, words that shocked Canadians.

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