Kostelancik, the US ambassador in Tirana

15:43 24/01/2023

President Biden’s proposal is expected to be voted on in the Senate

The American president, Joe Biden, has proposed that David J. Kostelancik be the candidate for ambassador of the United States in our country.

His candidacy has been published on the website of the White House and will be considered by the Senate. But before that, diplomat Kostelancik will also have a hearing in the Lower House.

Kostelancik has a long career in diplomacy, and even worked at the American embassy in Tirana.

He has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission and for two years as Chargé d’Affaires at the American Embassy in Hungary.

He was also the Director of the Office for South Central European Affairs and the Director of the Office for Russian Affairs, in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, as well as the Director of the Office of Europe and Asia in the International Bureau of Narcotics and Law.

He worked twice at the American Embassy in Moscow, worked at the American Missions in OSCE and NATO, as well as at the American Embassy in Turkey.

He currently holds the position of adviser to the military staff at the Pentagon. From his biography it is learned that he speaks Albanian, Russian, Hungarian and Turkish.

Ambassador Kim’s mandate has ended, but she will remain in office until the candidacy of her successor is approved by the Senate.