Bartholomew To Be Ambassador To Italy
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Foreign Service officer Reginald Bartholomew will be nominated to be ambassador to Italy, President Clinton announced Tuesday.
″Reg Bartholomew has served our country ably in several ambassadorial positions and many other challenging assignments,″ Clinton said. ″I have full confidence in his ability to maintain our strong relationship with Italy, an important ally whose friendship America highly values.″
Bartholomew has recently served as U.S. special envoy to the former Yugoslavia and U.S. representative to NATO. From 1989-1992, he was undersecretary of state for coordinating security assistance programs. He earlier served as ambassador to Spain and Lebanon.