“Finally, Maria Jovanovich has been confirmed as the new US Ambassador to Armenia. What are your comments in this regard?”
“The approval of the new Ambassador’s candidacy by the Senate is itself an interesting fact, as this is the consequence of an important event. The thing is that there were senators who, till the last moment, were ready to impede or freeze the approval of this candidacy as well.
Their posture changed after the State Secretariat addressed two written statements to the Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate. Turkey is just beginning to touch upon these declarations, because they slipped the their attention then.
In the midst of mounting Senate scrutiny and the prospect of a “hold” on Marie Yovanovitch’s nomination to serve as the next U.S.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Matthew A. Reynolds, Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs sent a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden to comment on questions regarding the process of appointment of Marie Yovanovitch as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia.
The confirmation of Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador Designate to Armenia, is being unnecessarily delayed due to the mishandling of her nomination by her superiors. Despite repeated requests, the State Department has adamantly refused to meet with a delegation representing major Armenian-American organizations in order to discuss the events leading to the dismissal of former Amb. John Evans and his future replacement.