Ex-US Envoy to Bulgaria Named Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group

Diplomacy | August 6, 2013, Tuesday // 08:57|  views

Former US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick. Photo by BGNES

US Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed former US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick as the next US Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.

Kerry has underlined in a statement that Warlick “brings extensive experience in Europe and Eurasia to this position.”

James Warlick most recently served as Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and lead negotiator for the Bilateral Security Agreement with Afghanistan. He served as Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2009-2012, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs from 2006 to 2009, and Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs from 2005 to 2006.

“He is a first-rate diplomat, and I am confident that he will do a tremendous job in this critical post,” John Kerry has said.

Ambassador Warlick will assume his new position in September.

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Tags: OSCE, Minsk Group, James Warlick, John Kerry


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