Nikki Haley Resigns as US Ambassador to the United Nations, Donald Trump Accepts Resignation
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Washington, October 9: Nikki Haley on Tuesday resigned as United States Ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. Reports inform that President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has accepted her resignation. Haley said she will not be running in 2020 but will campaign for Trump. Meanwhile, the US President said Nikki Haley did an incredible job and she is leaving at the end of the year to take a break. 46-year old Haley, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any US presidential administration.

Nimrata, known as 'Nikki' is an American politician and was the 29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina, and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Nikki Haley Slams New York Times For 'Fake News' on Her 'Expensive Curtains'.

In June this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nikki Haley discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation in various fields, including counter-terrorism. Haley was on her first visit to India since becoming the US envoy to UN.

Haley had earlier visited India in late 2014, when she was the South Carolina Governor. During the interaction, she noted the deepening relations between India and the US, particularly in the strategic and defence sectors.

Earlier this year,  Haley had expressed pride over her Indian ancestry and said one did not need to give up being an Indian to be American. "I am a proud daughter of Indian parents," said Haley, who paid a visit to the Indian Embassy in the U.S. on Wednesday and met Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna.