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Published: 4 january 2013 08:53

US Senate approves new ambassador to Lithuania

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The United States Senate has agreed to the nomination of Deborah Ann McCarthy to be the next US ambassador to Lithuania.

According to the US Embassy, the endorsement in the Senate was one of the final steps in the appointment, and the Embassy in Vilnius and its staff will be welcoming McCarthy very soon.

McCarthy is a career diplomat who currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs. Her previous positions include various diplomatic posts in France, Nicaragua, Greece, and Haiti.

The new ambassador will replace former head of the diplomatic mission Anne E. Derse who served in Lithuania between October 2009 and the fall of 2012.

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