New U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Jeffrey M. Hovenier, confirmed
U.S. President’s nominee for the ambassador to Kosovo, Jeffrey M. Hovenier, has been confirmed by the Senate. The Senate Democrats announced the conformation in a tweet. “CONFIRMED: Jeffrey M. Hovenier to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo. By voice vote,” the democrats tweeted.
Jeffrey M. Hovenier, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, when President Joe Biden nominated him for the U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo.
CONFIRMED: Jeffrey M. Hovenier to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo.
By voice vote.
— U.S. Senate Majority Floor Updates (@DSenFloor) November 19, 2021
Prior to that, Hovenier was Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. He also served at U.S. missions in Croatia, Greece, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru; at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); and on the staff of the UN Special Envoy for Kosovo Status.