Anne Derse, the newly appointed US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan, will come to Azerbaijan in the first 10 days of July 2006 to attend the solemn celebration of the Impendence Day of the United States, Jonathan Henick, the head of the Public Relations Department of the US Embassy in Baku told Trend.
In difference to previous years this year the reception will be given in Baku not 4 July, as usual, but on 8 July.
US President nominated Derse to this post on 13 April. The candidacy was considered at the US Congress on 12 May and confirmed.
Derse, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, most recently served as a Director for Bio Defense Policy at the Homeland Security Council at the White House. Prior to this, she served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Earlier in her career, she served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.
Derse received her bachelor's degree from Macalester College and her master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.