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David McKean during an event at the US embassy in Montevideo on 14 August 2014
Photo: US embassy to Uruguay/Juan Francisco Casal
International relations: David McKean was confirmed by the American senate late last week.
The US senate has confirmed David McKean as that country’s next ambassador to the Grand Duchy. He could take up the post as early as mid-March, although no date has been announced.
McKean is currently the US State Department’s director of policy planning; previously he was chief of staff for John Kerry’s senate office and was a key advisor during his 2004 presidential campaign. Kerry is now US secretary of state.
As part of McKean’s confirmation hearings in December, he told the senate (PDF) that he had visited “over 65 countries” but that “the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was the very first country I ever visited in 1972.”
McKean was nominated by Barack Obama, America’s president, in October. On Friday the US senate also confirmed new American ambassadors to Norway, Sweden and Trinidad & Tobago.
Washington will now formally request an audience with Luxembourg’s royal court and McKean will need to present his credentials to Grand Duke Henri before officially taking up the ambassador’s post.