Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend V.Zhavoronkova /
The U.S. embassy to Azerbaijan hopes that a new ambassador will come to Baku in a short time.
The U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Adam Sterling told journalists on Saturday that the embassy hopes that the hearing for ambassador Richard Morningstar will be held within a few weeks.
"We hope that this process will be very fast and as ambassador Morningstar will be confirmed by the Senate he will come shortly to Baku," Sterling said.
President Obama nominated Ambassador Richard Morningstar to be a new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan under the U.S. constitution, and the Senate now should approve him.
The U.S. has no ambassador to Azerbaijan since former U.S. ambassador Matthew Bryza ended his mission in the country in late December.
The U.S. President Barack Obama appointed a career diplomat, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Bryza as ambassador to Azerbaijan bypass the Senate on Dec.29, 2010, which a few months blocked his nomination under pressure of pro-Armenian senators Barbara Boxer and Robert Menendez.
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