TITLE:ENVOY TO SOMALIA RANKED BY CLINTON AS AMBASSADOR (07/06/93)
TEXT:*93070604.AEF SUB:SOMALIA CO:AMB. GOSENDE NOM.,#RC(FR),JS,HRsp
*AEF204 07/06/93 *
ENVOY TO SOMALIA RANKED BY CLINTON AS AMBASSADOR
(FR) (Robert Gosende accorded new title) (210)
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton has accorded the personal rank of
ambassador to Robert Gosende, the special U.S. envoy for Somalia.
The White House announcement about Ambassador Gosende was made July 2, along
with the nominations of three other persons: Edward Perkins, former
American ambassador to Liberia and South Africa, as ambassador to
Australia; Victor Tomseth, a career diplomat since 1966, as ambassador to
Laos; and Toby Gati, senior vice president for policy studies at the United
Nations Association of the United States, as assistant secretary of state
for intelligence and research.
Ambassador Gosende has been the U.S. special envoy for Somalia since the
beginning of 1993; in 1992 he worked in Somalia for several weeks while he
was a diplomat-in-residence at Georgetown University's School of Foreign
Service in Washington.
He began his diplomatic career at the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) in
1967, and his overseas assignments have included South Africa, Poland,
Somalia, and Libya. At USIA headquarters he has held such high-level
positions as director of the Office of African Affairs and deputy director
of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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