New US Charge d’affaires In Belarus Starts Her Tenure This Month

Jenifer H. Moore will start her tenure as the Charge d’affaires at the United States embassy in Belarus’ capital in August this year, the US Embassy press-service reports.

Who is she?

Before arriving in Minsk, Jenifer Moore was Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Southern European Affairs.

Besides, she hold political, political-military, and economic positions in U.S. Embassies Ankara, Sarajevo, Baghdad, and Jakarta.

The diplomat speaks the Russian, Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, Albanian, and Bahasa Indonesian languages.

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Recall that there is no ambassador of the United States in Belarus since 2008. His functions are performed by the Charge d’Affaires.

After the US imposed sanctions on the Belneftekhim Concern, Belarus Ambassador Mikhail Khvostov was withdrawn from Washington.

The US ambassador Karen Stewart also departed following two requests for her to leave by the Belarusian side.

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The number of American diplomats were reduced from 35 to five. In 2014, the Belarusian side allowed to extend the staff of the US Embassy to six people.

Shortly afterwards the American diplomatic mission expanded the list of visa services for Belarusian citizens.

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In August 2015, the member of the US House of Representatives from California Dana Rohrabaker suggested President Alexander Lukashenko to return the US Ambassador to Minsk and the Belarusian Ambassador to Washington.

Prior to Jennifer Moore in Minsk, the White House was represented by Robert Riley. He left our country in mid-July.

This year the Belarusians were given the opportunity to receive all categories of American visas at the Embassy in Minsk.