THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN EDWARD HERBST AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO
The President announced today his intent to nominate John Edward Herbst to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Mr. John Edward Herbst, of Annandale, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. He is currently the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem. Prior to that, he served in the State Department as Principal Deputy to the Ambassador at Large for the Newly Independent States, Director of the Office of Independent States and Commonwealth Affairs, and Director of Regional Affairs in the Near East Asia Bureau. Mr. Herbst has also worked overseas as political counselor at Embassy Tel Aviv and at our embassies in Moscow and Saudi Arabia. He joined the Foreign Service in 1979.
Mr. Herbst has a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is fluent in Russian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.