US President Barack Obama bypassed Congress and appointed the country’s first ambassador to Syria in six years Wednesday, advancing his policy of engagement with Damascus at a time of growing tension in neighbouring Lebanon.
Robert Ford resume
-Deputy Chief of Mission in Bahrain (2001 – 2004)
-Political Counselor to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad (2004 – 2006)
-US Ambassador to Algeria (2006 – 2008)
-Ford has been stationed in İzmir, Cairo, Algiers, and Yaoundé and speaks fluent Arabic
Date created : 2010-12-30