There shall be a Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall report to the Secretary of State.
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22 U.S. Code § 1741a - Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs
(c) ResponsibilitiesThe Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs shall—
coordinate all diplomatic engagements and strategy in support of hostage recovery efforts, in coordination with the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell and consistent with policy guidance communicated through the Hostage Response Group;
in coordination with the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell as appropriate, coordinate diplomatic engagements regarding cases in which a foreign government has detained a United States national and the United States Government regards such detention as unlawful or wrongful;
ensure that families of United States nationals unlawfully or wrongly detained abroad receive updated information about developments in cases and government policy.
(d) Family Engagement CoordinatorThere shall be, in the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, a Family Engagement Coordinator, who shall ensure—
(1) for a United States national unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, that—
any interaction by executive branch officials with any family member of such United States national occurs in a coordinated fashion;
such family member receives consistent and accurate information from the United States Government; and
appropriate coordination with the Family Engagement Coordinator described in section 1741b(c)(2) of this title; and