THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSEPH GERARD SULLIVAN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Joseph Gerard Sullivan to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola.
Mr. Joseph Gerard Sullivan, of Vienna, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He assumed the position of Chairman of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group in July l997. The Group monitors the Understanding of April l996, negotiated by the United States between Israel and Lebanon to minimize the impact of the conflict upon civilians. He previously served at the Department of State as Special Coordinator for Haiti (l996-l997); Principal Officer in Havana, Cuba (l993-l996); Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs (l989-l992) and Office Director of Central American Affairs (l988-l989). He has been a member of the U.S. Foreign Service since l970, and served as Political Officer and Political Counselor in Tel Aviv, Israel (l984-l988); Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State (l982-l983); and Member of the Office of Policy Planning for Inter-American Affairs (l980-l982). He served at the American Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal as Political Officer (l975-l979), as Desk Officer for Costa Rica (l973-l975), and as Vice Consul and Political Officer at the American Embassy in Mexico City (l97l-l973). Mr. Sullivan was a Diplomat in Residence at the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in l993, and did an academic year at Yale University (l979-l980). Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Sullivan worked for the United States Public Health Service (l967-l970).
Mr. Sullivan received an M.A. from Georgetown University in l969, and a B.A. from Tufts in l966. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Hebrew.