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New Ambassador to Washington Named

May 29, 1987

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ Yugoslavia has named Zivorad Kovacevic, a former Cabinet minister and former mayor of Belgrade, as ambassador to the United States, Tanjug news agency reported Friday.

Kovacevic, 56, holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Tanjug said Kovacevic led several Yugoslav delegations in negotiations, including those for rescheduling of Yugoslavia’s foreign debt a few years ago.

Kovacevic was born in the Serbian town of Svetozarevo, 90 miles south of Belgrade, and held various positions in Serbia, the country’s largest constituent republic. He has been serving as ambassador in Yugoslavia’s Foreign Secretariat.