U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan: Decision on candidature of ambassador depends only on Senate
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 20 /Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva/
Despite that certain groups of people supporting the Armenian lobby in the
U.S. Congress critically approached Matthew Bryza's nomination as an ambassador to Azerbaijan, however the final decision shall be made by the Senate," U.S. Charge d'Affaires in Azerbaijan, Adam Stirling, said at a reception in honor of U.S. Independence Day.
"We have an open system of voting procedures in the Senate, but the most important decision on any issue depends on the Senate," said Stirling.
According to him, Bryza's nomination for U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan will be considered in the U.S. Congress this week.
"According to established procedure, the ambassador may be appointed only after approval of his/her nomination by the Senate," said Stirling.
U.S. congressmen Solomon Ortiz, Michael McMahon, Michael Conaway, Bill Shuster, Sue Myrick, Shelley Moore Capito sent to Congress a letter in which they supported the candidacy of Matthew Bryza for the post of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan.
In the letter, the congressmen ask to accelerate the process of appointing a U.S. ambassador to
Baku and expressed satisfaction with Bryza's nomination for this post by Barack Obama on May 25. Post of head of the American diplomatic mission in Azerbaijan remains vacant for almost a year.
The letter notes that the extensive experience in the region is Matthew Bryza's advantage as a candidate for the post of ambassador to Baku.