The Nominee to be Ambassador to Croatia W. Robert Kohorst had his Senate on Foreign Relations Committee hearing today. In his statement he confirmed his lack of political or Foreign Service experience, but he did affirm his duty to the U.S. through law and business. He traveled through Croatia last summer hitting all the major destinations – Split, Zagreb, and the gorgeous Plitvice Lakes. He outlined four points of focus: “(1)Strengthening the capabilities of a willing NATO ally. (2) Supporting Croatia’s role in promoting regional stability, cooperation, and Euro-Atlantic integration. (3) Encouraging Croatia’s contribution to regional energy security, while opening new markets to U.S. gas exports. (4) Bolstering Croatia’s economic recovery to make it a more attractive partner for American businesses and exporters,” in his testimony which can be read in full here.
"These men lost their lives in the pursuit of peace for Bosnia and Herzegovina and today we are reminded of their sacrifice" says Amb @BertonBruce at marking the 24th anniv. of the death of 🇺🇸 diplomats J. Kruzel, R. Freiser, S. N. Drew and the 🇫🇷 soldier S. Reault on Mt. Igman;4
Final trip to #Igman to pay tribute to these four brave professionals who gave their lives to secure peace in #BiH 24 years ago. @OSCEBiH2
Productive lunch with Serbian President @avucic on Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue and Serbia’s EU accession. Normalizing relations with Kosovo will strengthen stability and prosperity for Serbia, the #WesternBalkans, and the Transatlantic community.
1st day in the office for AMB Blanchard starts with meeting the Embassy team, sharing some priorities, and expressing interest in all things Slovenian. 🇺🇸🇸🇮
.@SecPompeo Sec. of to Meet #Serbia's @avucic at the #UN Today.
Angela #Merkel Says A Truly United #Europe Includes the W. #Balkans.
#Croatia Recalls Diplomat in #Berlin Over Social Media Posts.
#Serbia to Receive #Russian Military Hardware