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Trump nominates Kate Byrnes to be new ambassador to Macedonia

US President Donald Trump has nominated Kate Marie Byrnes to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Macedonia.

According to the White House press release, Marie Byrnes currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Athens. Her previous assignment was Charge d’Affaires, a.i. at the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, where she had also served as the Deputy Chief of Mission since September 2014.

She has also represented U.S. interests overseas in Spain, Bolivia, Hungary and Turkey. Ms. Byrnes speaks Spanish, Hungarian and Turkish. Her nomination has go to the US Senate, and the mandate of Ambassador Baily in Skopje ends at the end of the year.