Washington, Apr 24 (AP) Vice President Mike Pence has chosen retired army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a top official with the National Security Council, to serve as his national security adviser. Also Read - After Trump, Brazilian President Bolsonaro Thanks PM Modi For 'Timely Help' With Hydroxychroloquine to Treat Covid-19

Pence selected Kellogg, a national security aide to President Donald Trump, to fill the role after his top choice, Jon Lerner, withdrew his name from consideration. Also Read - India-US Ties Stronger Than Ever, Tweets PM Modi, Says India Shall do Everything Possible to Fight COVID-19

Pence said in a statement that Kellogg “brings a wealth of experience in national security and foreign policy matters to this role and has already been an integral part of the President’s national security team.” (AP) IJT Also Read - 'Refrain From Politicising Virus': WHO Pleads For Unity After Trump's 'China-centric' Accusation

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