Former U.S. Deputy Secretary Of State, German Marshall Fund Senior Expert David Kramer expressed hope this week that the U.S. Foreign Affairs Committee will approve Matthew Bryza's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan.
In an interview with Mediamax, Kramer admitted that he is old friends with Bryza. According to the official, "Bryza is very well prepared for this work and will be an excellent ambassador."
"He knows all of the key players inside and outside the Azerbaijan government," Kramer said. "He will vigorously and ably represent the interests of the United States and will not shy away from difficult issues, including the development of democracy and human rights in Azerbaijan."
"The very strenuous U.S. ambassador, Mary Jovanovich, works in Yerevan," Kramer said. "Having the full presence of the United States in Azerbaijan is very important for Azerbaijan, Armenia and the entire region. I hope Bryza will be approved as soon as possible."