Ford ‘next US envoy to Egypt’

Posted on August 4, 2013


Posted on » Saturday, August 03, 2013

CAIRO: Robert Ford, former deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in Bahrain, is likely to be nominated the next US ambassador to Egypt. The current envoy to Cairo, Anne Patterson, was yesterday nominated to Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. One of the pre-eminent Arabists in the US foreign service, Ford has previously served as US ambassador in Syria and Algeria and as deputy US ambassador in Iraq.

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