October 16, 2019

Ambassador Grenell for the Kosovo process

HH Mayor Peter Tschentscher and US Ambassador Grenell – Picture by Tim Ott, Senatskanzlei Hamburg.

Thursday, 3 October 2019, White House, Washington D.C., USA: President Donald Trump announced the appointment of  his top diplomatic envoy to Germany, Richard Grenell, as ‘Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations’. 

A native of Michigan but previously California-based, Ambassador Grenell holds extensive senior policy and communications advisory experience for public officials at international, US federal, state and local levels as well as being for a partner in a Fortune 500 ranked company, that being Capital Media Partners. In fact, Grenell served as the longest in duty U.S. spokesman and political appointee at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in history between 2001 and 2008. 

Whilst remaining US Ambassador to Germany, Grenell is due to champion the efforts in assisting Serbia and Kosovo to reach a formal peace agreement that could result in Serbia’s recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. 

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, and is recognised as a sovereign country by more than one hundred United Nations members states including the USA, however, has been blocked from UN membership by Serbia. Both countries cannot join the European Union till a peace accord has normalised their relations. 

For further information: 
US Embassy to Germany: https://de.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/

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