U.S. hopes to appoint new ambassador to Azerbaijan soon
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 16 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
The U.S. hopes to appoint new ambassador to Azerbaijan soon, U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan Adam Sterling told journalists on Friday.
"I can not answer exactly when the new ambassador will be coming but we hope very soon," Sterling said.
He said the U.S. government, both White House and the State Department are working on the questions hard.
"We hope that we will have news in the near future. At the same time our government very much recognizes the importance of sending a new ambassador to Azerbaijan," he told journalists.
He also emphasized the work between the two governments.
"The work between our governments continues. The cooperation continues in all areas," Sterling added.
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.