Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New U.S. Ambassador to Albania

Ambassador Arzivu is alredy in Tirana where he presented his credentials to President Bamir Topi. However, the official announcement about his arrival in Albania, published elsewhere, did not provide background information about Ambassador Arzivu's diplomatic experience as shown below...


***Officially In: Alexander A. Arvizu to Tirana

On July 1, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Alexander A. Arvizu to be Ambassador to the Republic of Albania. The WH released the following brief bio:

Alexander Arvizu is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Minister-Counselor. He is currently the Director of Entry-Level Career Development and Assignments in the Department of State. Previously, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok, Thailand, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His other overseas postings were Seoul, Korea and Osaka-Kobe, Japan. His Washington service includes a detail assignment to the National Security Council, where he was Director for Asian Affairs, and as a Member of the 46th Senior Seminar.

A native of Colorado, Mr. Arvizu received a B.S. degree from Georgetown University.


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