September 30, 2010

Chairman Kerry: Senate Confirms Next Ambassador To Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Last night, the Senate unanimously passed the nomination of Cameron Munter to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following statement:   

“I am pleased that before departing for recess last night, the Senate unanimously confirmed Cameron Munter to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.  Given the importance of our relationship with Pakistan and the many issues we are trying to tackle together to bring prosperity and stability to the region, we could not afford a delay in confirming our next Ambassador.  As I saw on my recent visit to Pakistan where I toured flood-stricken areas, Pakistan is suffering from its worst natural disaster in modern history.  The United States will continue to stand with the people of Pakistan and has already led international donor efforts.  Anne Patterson, who has served as our Ambassador since 2007, has done an outstanding job and I want to personally thank her and her family for her dedicated service.  I look forward to working with Ambassador Munter and supporting his efforts to strengthen the partnership between our two countries.”

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