Bush Names New Ambassador to Indonesia

Laksamana, Indonesia
July 17 2004

Bush Names New Ambassador to Indonesia

Laksamana.Net – US President George W. Bush plans to nominate B.
Lynn Pascoe, a deputy assistant secretary of state and former
ambassador to Malaysia, as the next US ambassador to Indonesia, the
White House announced Friday (16/7/04).

If the US Senate approves the nomination, Pascoe will replace
incumbent Ambassador Ralph L. `Skip’ Boyce, who has held the position
since October 2001.

Pascoe currently serves as deputy assistant secretary in the European
and Eurasian Affairs Bureau at the State Department. His areas of
responsibility include countries in the Eastern Mediterranean, the
Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Prior to that position, he was ambassador to Malaysia from January
1999 to August 2001.

He earlier served as US co-chair of the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe’s Minsk Group that sought to resolve the
dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

>From 1993 to 1996, Pascoe was director of the American Institute in
Taiwan. He has also served as principal deputy assistant secretary in
the State Department’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau.

Born in Missouri in 1943, Pascoe received his bachelor’s degree from
the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from Columbia
University. He has also attended the US National War College. He
speaks Chinese and Russian.