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President Reagan to Nominate Robert Rich as Ambassador to Belize

June 26, 1987

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Reagan will nominate Robert G. Rich Jr., a career member of the senior foreign service, to be ambassador to Belize, the White House announced Friday.

Rich, 56, would succeed Malcolm R. Barnebey.

Since 1986, Rich has been in charge of special projects on U.S. relations with the Philippines. He had served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Manila from 1982 to 1985.

Rich was director of Korean affairs at the State Department from 1977 to 1981 and spent one year at the Senior Executive Seminar in National and International Affairs.

Rich also worked in U.S. Embassies in Seoul, South Korea; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.