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.
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The #Prokletije mountains, or Albanian Alps, run along the border of #Macedonia, #Albania and into #Kosovo, making up one of the regions most beautiful scenes.
Fallout of @avucic Denying Racak Massacre Happened.
N. #Macedonia Won't Ratify NATO Protocol Early.
@NobelPrize Winner, Peter Handke, Won't Address His Views on Srebrenica.
#Slovenia is known for their amazing castles littered throughout the country. While Bled Castle (pictured first) is often the first thought, Predjama Castle, built within the mouth of a cave, rivals its beauty.
Congrats to the newly sworn in @PeaceCorps Volunteers!
Congratulations to the new group of @PeaceCorps Volunteers who had their swearing in ceremony today. Wishing them all the best as they head out to start their important work supporting local communities and organizations in North Macedonia. 3