Obama Nominates Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria

Novinite Insider » DIPLOMATIC CHANNEL | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11
Bulgaria: Obama Nominates Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria Photo by BGNES

US President Barack Obama has put forward the name of Eric Rubin as Washington's next Ambassador to Bulgaria, a White House message shows.

If Rubin is later confirmed, Bulgaria will be his first-ever ambassadorial appointment.

"Eric Seth Rubin, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, a position he held from 2011 to August 2015," the White House's website reads.

Currently, since Marcie Ries left Bulgaria in July, the US Embassy is run by Roderick Moore, Charg? d'Affairs ad interim.

Rubin previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 2008 to 2011, Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2006 to 2008, and Director of the Office of Policy and Coordination from 2004 to 2006.  

Prior to that, he had held offices in Thailand, Ukraine and at various domestically based institutions in the United States.

Obama's proposal also includes names of nominees to take over the embassies in Serbia (Kyle R Scott), Uganda )Deborah R Malac), Swaziland (Lisa J Petersen) and Mozambique (H Dean Pittman) as well as  several domestic institutions.

No date for a hearing has been announced as of Wednesday noon, EEST.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Diplomatic Channel » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Marcie Ries, Barack Obama, Roderick Moore, Eric Seth Rubin, Rubin

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria