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U.S. Senate approves candidacy of Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Donald Lu for the post of the new Ambassador of the country to Kyrgyzstan, made by the President Donald Trump. The official website of the U.S Congress says.

Recall, the U.S. diplomatic mission has been working without an ambassador for a year. The previous head of the Embassy, ​​Sheila Gwaltney, left office in August 2017. She stated that she «decided to return to her family in her native state of California.»

Donald Lu is familiar with Kyrgyzstan. From 2003 to 2006, he had served as Deputy U.S. Ambassador in Bishkek. In addition, he worked in the U.S. Embassies in Azerbaijan, Albania, Georgia, India and Pakistan. The total length of Donald Lu’s diplomatic service is 28 years. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Azerbaijani, Albanian and Georgian languages.