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The ambassador is regarded as an expert on the Balkans and “will make every effort to achieve real and meaningful negotiations between the parties.

The United States has appointed retired Foreign Service officer Frank Wisner as a diplomatic envoy for Kosovo. He has served as ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, the Philippines and India, his last post before retiring in 1997.

c Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison@