US Ambassador Warlick to Depart Bulgaria September 14

Diplomacy | July 27, 2012, Friday // 09:57|  views

U.S. Ambassador James Warlick will conclude his service in Bulgaria on September 14. Photo by BGNES

U.S. Ambassador James Warlick will conclude his service in Bulgaria and plans to depart the country on September 14, according to a statement of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.

Warlick will return to Washington, D. C. where he will immediately serve as Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a senior policy position in the office of the Secretary of State.

The arrival date of the next Ambassador is not yet known.

"It has been a privilege to serve as the President's representative in Bulgaria and I'm proud at the progress we have made in strengthening U.S.-Bulgarian relations," Ambassador Warlick is quoted as saying.

"In the areas where we have worked most closely – rule of law, energy independence, security cooperation, U.S. investment, and cultural and educational exchange – we have developed an enduring partnership and deep friendship."

"From the day I arrived, I have enjoyed every moment in Bulgaria.  From the rugged coastline at Kaliakra to the wonderful music festivals, I have been impressed by the great beauty and many wonders this country holds.  I truly believe Bulgaria is a hidden jewel," he adds.

"While it is not yet time to say goodbye, I will miss most the people of Bulgaria and the many friends I have made.  Bulgaria will always be in my heart," the US Ambassador to Bulgaria concludes.

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