October 3, Paris
Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany was on Thursday named as Washington’s special envoy for negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo, the White House said in a statement.
Grenell, 53, will do his new job concurrently with his current post as ambassador to Berlin, a position which he has held since April 2018. He will remain ambassador to Germany.
A former spokesman for the US representative to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, Grenell was an early supporter of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
“President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key position in his Administration: Richard Grenell of California to serve concurrently as Special Presidential Envoy for Serbia and Kosovo Peace Negotiations,” the statement read.