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Joe Biden appoints Star Jones to serve in US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

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Joe Biden has appointed television personality Star Jones to a presidential commission. Jones will be serving in the US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.

Biden has appointed Jones to serve in the US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Jones, who is set to be the host and judge for the show “Divorce Court” later this year, will be part of the agency responsible for identifying and reporting monuments, historical buildings, and cemeteries in Eastern and Central Europe associated with the heritage of US citizens.

The law that the commission falls under was created in 1985. The commission was established was made to ensure that such historical sites – especially those for populations that have suffered the impact of Nazism and communism – are preserved.

Aside from Jones, Biden has also appointed G. Jonathan Greenwald, Nicole Mavis Isaac, Nancy Kaufman, Michael Marquardt, Maureen Pikarski, and Bill Shaheen to the commission.

Jones was a former homicide prosecutor and one of the original hosts of the talk show “The View.” Jones is also a principal of Instant Impact Group LLC, advising diversity and equity programs. Jones also previously served as the president and board director of the Professional Diversity Network Inc and the International Association of Women.

In other related news, Biden will be meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida this week. The meeting will be held virtually on Friday with discussions expected to focus on the Quad alliance of countries – the US, Japan, India, and Australia.

“President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will meet virtually with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan on Friday, January 21 to further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and our people,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in a statement.

“President Biden looks forward to working with Prime Minister Kishida to advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific and to expand our close cooperation on critical issues like combatting COVID-19, addressing the climate crisis, and partnering on new and emerging technologies, including through the Quad,” said the statement.

The meeting comes as China has increasingly made aggressive moves in the region, with the situation with Taiwan and the South China Sea.

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