“The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia

The successor of John Tefft is expected in Moscow in October

John Chandrapati: Reuters

– The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia.

“The Senate approved of Jon Huntsman Jr. of Utah as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation”, – reported in the official Twitter of the Senate.

“I consider it an honor to serve our great country as the U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Look forward to the opportunity to join the team of the American Embassy in Moscow”, – wrote the huntsman via Twitter.

Honored and humbled to serve our great country as U. S. Ambassador to Russia. Looking forward to joining America’s Embassy team in Moscow.

— Jon Huntsman (@JonHuntsman) 28 Sep 2017

Predecessor Huntsman John Tefft, left Moscow on Thursday. Earlier it was reported that the new Ambassador will arrive in Russia in early October.

Earlier, the Russian side gave consent (agrément) to the appointment of the Huntsman, the US Ambassador in Moscow. “We gave,” said Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on July 19, the TV channel Rossiya-1 (VGTRK).

The Deputy Minister noted that Moscow is “well aware of the biography of Mr Huntsman, I understand that it is high professional, the person who has strong beliefs, very experienced, who has seen much.” “He is a big businessman with a large fortune, a man of serious convictions,” added Ryabkov.

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