Robert Francis Cekuta was approved by the US Senate on Foreign Relations Committee as next U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan earlier today.
Cekuta is an experienced diplomat having served in Tokyo between 2007-2009 and in Berlin between 2003-2007.
Currently Robert Cekuta serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Energy Resources of the Department of State.
Previous U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan was Richard Morningstar.