U.S. Senate scheduled the date to review Matthew Bryza's candidacy as the next U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 16 /Trend, I.Huseynov /
U.S. Senate has scheduled Tuesday September 21 as a date to review Matthew Bryza's candidacy as the next U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, website of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported.
The first hearing in the Senate to discuss Bryza's candidacy was held July 23.
In 2005 Bryza was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. In this capacity he was responsible for relations with South Caucasus and Southern Europe, led the U.S. efforts to resolve conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Osetia, coordinated U.S. energy policy in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions.
In 2006-2009, Matthew Bryza served as U.S. co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The post of U.S. Ambassador in Baku has been vacant since the previous ambassador, Ann Derse, left it in connection with the completion of a term, in July 2009.