The new US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eric Nelson, took the oath on Wednesday, said the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH), a non-governmental organization that promotes the interests of Bosnian Americans.
“Congratulations to the newlysworn in U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eric Nelson! ACBH wishes Ambassador Nelson the best and looks forward to working with him and the wonderful U.S. Department of State team on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Euro-Atlantic integration!” the ACBH posted on its Facebook page.
The ACBH also thanked former US Ambassador Maureen Cormack for “her strong leadership over the years, and for all she did to uphold democratic principles and strengthen BiH’s rule of law.”
Nelson has been a US diplomat since 1980 and before he was named Ambassador to Bosnia, he was the Deputy Executive Secretary and Director of the Executive Office of the Executive Secretariat within the US State Department.
He said during his Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in October 2018 that the US will firmly continue to support the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and help the country progress.
Nelson also served in numerous diplomatic missions to foreign countries.