Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 5 / Trend E.Ostapenko /
The U.S. Senate will consider 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, on Oct.5, the U.S. senate reported.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Matthew Bryza as the U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan on Sept.22.
Senators on the committee voted 17-to-2. Bryza's appointment now must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama nominated Bryza as the next U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan in May.
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.
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