New US Ambassador arrives in Moscow


October 2 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

A new US ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, has arrived in Moscow .

“Welcome to Russia ambassador and Mrs. Huntsman,” the press secretary of the US Embassy Maria Olson wrote on her page on Twitter . She also accompanied her tweet with a photograph of Huntsman and his wife.

On Tuesday, Huntsman will present his credentials to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that the diplomat was invited to the Kremlin on October 3 for the ceremony of presenting credentials.

Previous Ambassador John Tefft, completed his work on September 28. The diplomat worked in Moscow for three years. At a farewell party at the embassy, ​​he told reporters he would miss Russian culture, music and pelmeni. 

Last week, the candidacy of the new ambassador was unanimously approved by the US Senate. And Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov noted that they know the biography of John Huntsman and consider him a professional and experienced person. Previously, Huntsman was the US ambassador to Singapore and China, as well as the governor of Utah.

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