Calvin Smyre nominated US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic


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Feb 20, 2019

Coinciding with the official visit of President Luis Abinader to the United States to attend the 76th UN General Assembly, the United States government announced President Joe Biden has nominated Georgia state representative Calvin Smyre to serve as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Smyre is the longest-serving legislator in Georgia. Smyre, 74, will need to be confirmed by the Senate.

The Atlantic Journal Constitution, the leading Georgia newspaper, described Smyre as “skilled at relationship-building.”

The AJC reports on the nomination: “The US has long enjoyed warm relations with the Dominican Republic. But the island nation’s leaders are encouraging Americans to play a more assertive role in neighboring Haiti, where the recent assassination of the president has triggered a growing humanitarian and political crisis.”

AJC adds that Smyre said he’s looking forward to the...

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