US EMBASSY IN ARMENIA HOPES THAT HEARINGS IN US SENATE ON APPROVAL OF CANDIDACY FOR POST OF US AMBASSADOR TO RA WILL BE HELD IN THE NEAR FUTURE

arminfo
2008-04-01 16:22:00

ArmInfo. US Embassy in Armenia hopes that the hearings in US Senate
on approval of the candidacy of Marie Yovanovitch, proposed by the
White House for the post of US Ambassador to RA, will be held in the
near future, Head of PR Department of US Embassy in Armenia Thomas
Mittnacht told ArmInfo.

T. Mittnacht said that the exact date of hearings in the Senate has not
been fixed, they may be held very soon or postponed for several months.

Nevertheless, he added, they hope that the hearings will be shortly
held. T. Mittnacht confirmed the information in the Mass Media
about proposal of the candidacy of the incumbent US Ambassador to
Kyrgyzstan Marie Yovanovitch by the White House. He added that the
relevant official information was received from the White House in
Friday evening. To note, no official information was yet delivered
by the US Embassy in Armenia about the proposed candidacy. To note,
before appointment as Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan in 2005, Marie
Yovanovitch worked as a chief adviser of deputy US Secretary of
State on political affairs. Moreover, from 2001 to 2004, she worked
as deputy US ambassador to Ukraine, and from 1998 to 2000 - as US
State Department's deputy director for Russia. Marie Yovanovitch
graduated from Princeton University , where she performed researches
on the history of Russia. She also studied in Pushkin Institute and
received a degree in the National Military School. The Ambassador
Yovanoitch knows Russian and French.

To note, the vacancy of US ambassador to Armenia is available since
September, 2006, after pre-term completion of the diplomatic mission
of Ambassador John Evans.