Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana today. Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev.

Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, holding the senior rank of Minister-Counselor and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.

Ambassador Krol joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and served as U.S. Ambassador to Belarus 2003-2006.  He has also served in Warsaw, New Delhi, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, and has held several domestic assignments including as Director of the State Department’s Office of Russian Affairs, and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-large for the New Independent States.  He has also taught at the National War College and was a member of the State Department’s Senior Seminar.  He is the recipient of several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor awards. Ambassador Krol is a graduate of Harvard University and Oxford University, England.