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U.S. Senate Confirms 16 New Ambassadors

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By RFE/RL
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed new ambassadors to 16 countries, including Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, and India.

Kenneth Merten, formerly Washington's envoy to Haiti, will take up the post in Zagreb.

Richard Norland, formerly U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan and deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, was confirmed as the new envoy to Tbilisi.

Tracey Ann Jacobson, former U.S. envoy to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, was confirmed as Washington's new ambassador to Pristina.

The Senate also confirmed career diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Nancy Powell as the new ambassador to New Delhi, a position that had been vacant for a year.

Amid recent confirmation delays, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had urged ambassadors, who traditionally step down with the end of an administration, to stay until their replacements are in place.

Other ambassadors confirmed included envoys to Estonia, Latvia, Libya, and Tunisia.

With AFP and "Foreign Policy" reporting
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by: vn from: Belgrade
March 31, 2012 06:11
Are all other countries under any UN Resolution? Kosovo, under UNSCR 1244, is still a part Serbia, with undefined borders. It is not Albania. But go ahead, we'll start reading the English language your way.

by: yea ok from: kosovo
March 31, 2012 19:16
its funny u serbz deny that u started all the balkan wars and still u cry! u try to much to be like russia..the bottom line is kosovo is albanian always was albanian so dont be upset cuz our big brother u.s.a pushes ur big brother russia around like a lil kid....just cuz u cant get ur way dont cry ur ppl never had it bad compared to us we suffered and u prospered and i aint even muslim i am catholic but u look at all of us the sameway..take ur faults cuz u lost kosovo long b4 the independence was official..kosovo is a done deal so deal wit it

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