Obama nominates Munter as US' new Pak envoy
Veteran diplomat Cameron Munter, who has served in conflict-torn countries, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama as the country's new Ambassador to Pakistan.world Updated: Sep 14, 2010 12:05 IST
Veteran diplomat Cameron Munter, who has served in conflict-torn countries, has been nominated by US President Barack Obama as the country's new Ambassador to Pakistan.
If approved by the Senate, Munter would replace incumbent Anne W Peterson, who would be demitting office in October.
Munter, a career foreign service officer, is currently an advisor for political and military issues to US Ambassador in Iraq Christopher R Hill.
Munter is also considered close to Richard Holbrooke, the US President's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Munter was the ambassador to Serbia in 2008 when ultra-nationalist protesters stormed the embassy, leading him to issue a strong warning that "it had better not happen again."
Munter also led the first of the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq, a concept that the United States brought over from Afghanistan
Munter was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic from August 2005 to June 2007.