John Mark Pommersheim Appointed US Ambassador to Tajikistan

29 января, 2019 11:03

DUSHANBE, 29.01.2019. (NIAT Khovar) – John Mark Pommersheim was appointed US Ambassador to Tajikistan on January 7, 2019. Ambassador Pommersheim is expected to arrive in Tajikistan soon, reports the US Embassy in Dushanbe.

John Mark Pommersheim was nominated by President Trump on September 12, 2018, states the Embassy’s statement.

From 2015 to 2018, he served as deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to Kazakhstan, he served as director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs where he was responsible for managing the full spectrum of US relations with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

During his diplomatic career, he has served in a wide array of positions in Washington DC and worked in Japan, China, Belarus, and Germany. He also served as consul general in Vladivostok, Russia.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Pommersheim worked for CNN in Moscow and with the US Information Agency in Georgia and Uzbekistan. Pommersheim is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Bucknell University as well as Columbia University. He is married to Natalya Pommersheim, with whom he has three sons. Pommersheim speaks Russian, German, Japanese and Chinese.

29 января, 2019 11:03

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