The U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Mills as a next Ambassador to Armenia, Ambassador John Heffern tweeted.
The Senate also confirmed Robert Cekuta as a next ambassador to Azerbaijan.
Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick also congratulated the confirmation of new ambassadors.
“Both are career diplomats and our very best. #Nkpeace,” he tweeted.
Mills worked in Beirut, Malta, Paris, Dublin, Islamabad, Riyadh and London. In early 90s he also worked as a desk officer for the newly independent Armenia and Azerbaijan, followed by a tour as a political officer at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia.
His foreign languages are French and Russian.