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27 Jul 2020

New U.S. charge d'affaires arrives in Belarus

New U.S. charge d'affaires arrives in Belarus
Jeffrey Giauque. A screenshot from the video on the Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus

MINSK, 27 July (BelTA) - Jeffrey Giauque has become the new Charge d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus.

When a new ambassador arrives in Minsk, Mr. Giauque will become Deputy Chief Mission.

In the welcome video, Jeffrey Giauque noted that he was honored to represent the U.S. government and to lead the embassy as charge d'affaires of the United States. Previously, the diplomat worked in Croatia and Serbia.

The new head of the U.S. diplomatic mission said that he would be interested to get to know the Belarusian traditions and customs, and residents of the country. He says he loves cycling and American football.

On 20 July, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko ambassador to the United States of America. He plans to travel to the United States in August.

“A lot will depend on your work. We will discuss this in detail later. I will convey my instructions through the minister. We will need support and assistance from the United States of America, especially in the financial sector during this pandemic time,” the president told Oleg Kravchenko.

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