Interim US Ambassador to Kazakhstan appointed

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ASTANA. January 5. KAZINFORM /Muratbek Makulbekov/ John Ordway has been appointed interim Ambassador of the USA to Kazakhstan. Ambassador Richard Hoagland has made it public at a press conference held in Astana in connection with completion of his diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan.

"My predecessor John Ordway arrives in Kazakhstan next week, just one day before my departure. He will stay here until the White House nominates a new ambassador to Kazakhstan and the Senate confirms the nominee", Mr. Hoagland said.

According to him, John Ordway will serve as US Ambassador to Kazakhstan at least several months.

John Ordway worked as US Ambassador to Kazakhstan since September 2004 till August 2008.

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