U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Matthew Bryza nomination as Ambassador to Azerbaijan (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, September 22 /Trend/
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of the Ex-co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Bryza, as the U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
Senators on the committee voted 17-to-2. Bryza's appointment now must be confirmed by the US Senate.
There has been no U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan for nearly one year.
Earlier, U.S. congressmen Solomon Ortiz, Michael McMahon, Michael Conaway, Bill Shuster, Sue Myrick and Shelley Moore Capito support Matthew Bryza's candidacy as new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The politicians made the statement in a letter written to Congress.
They also asked Congress to expedite Bryza's appointment and expressed their satisfaction with his nomination to the post by U.S. President Barack Obama May 25.