BAKU: US Co-Chair Will Keep Powers of Adviser on Caspian Diplomacy


Azer Tag
April 17, 2004, 15:16:31

As correspondent of AzerTAj informs, on April 16, the US State
Department has disseminated a communiqué on the appointment of
ambassador Steven Mann tothe post of special envoy on Nagorny Karabakh
and to the Eurasian conflicts. Stephen Mann will replace on this post
the co-chairman of the Minsk Group from U.S. Rudolph Perina.

It should be reminded that ambassador Mann since May 2001 is the
adviser of the US President on Caspian diplomacy. As informed the
State Department, Steven Mann will keep this post.

Steven Mann, the native of state Pennsylvania, since 1976 works in the
field of foreign policy. Mann, serving in the US diplomatic
representatives in Moscow, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and other places, in
1992 was one of the first diplomats who have opened the American
embassy in Yerevan. And in 1998-2001s worked as the US ambassador in
Turkmenistan. Ambassador Mann knows Russian and German languages.

Under the message received by correspondent of AzerTAj, after
representation in Prague to other co-chairmen of the Minsk Group,
Steven Mann in the beginning of the next week will make visits to
Armenia and Azerbaijan. During these visits of familiarizing
character, he will visit on April 20, Yerevan, and on 21 –
Baku. Predictably, the new co-chairman will meet presidents of Armenia
and Azerbaijan.