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Official: New U.S. Ambassador Headed To Egypt

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May 08, 2014 AT 1:59 PM
In a routine but necessary step toward smoothing its stormy relationship with Cairo, the White House on Thursday tapped a career diplomat to fill a nine-month vacancy as the U.S. ambassador to Egypt. The choice of Ambassador Stephen Beecroft comes after several weeks of visits to Washington by high-level Egyptian officials seeking a new start with the U.S. after presidential elections in the Arab nation later this month.