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Robert Weisberg
Ambassador, Republic of Congo
Term of Appointment: 03/21/2006 to 03/02/2008

Ambassador Robert Weisberg has been a Foreign Service Officer for twenty-three years and has served in eleven countries. He was sworn-in as Ambassador to the Republic of Congo on March 21, 2006.

From 1984 to 1986, Ambassador Weisberg served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he was an active participant in the Mission's outreach to Soviet dissidents and Soviet Jews who had been refused exit visas. In 1992, he helped open two embassies in former Soviet Union republics. He has been commended for leading successful efforts to eliminate host country taxation of U.S. Embassies in Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Venezuela, and Indonesia. From 2000 to 2002, while assigned to Indonesia, Ambassador Weisberg oversaw the opening of the American Embassy in Dili, East Timor. Also during his tour in Indonesia, he organized the successful evacuation of more than 200 U.S. Government employees and their families in the midst of extreme political unrest and violent demonstrations. Most recently, Ambassador Weisberg served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Helsinki, Finland.

Ambassador Weisberg was a recipient of a Medal for Outstanding Y2K Service from the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion for significantly contributing to the Department of State's overall preparedness for the millennium.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Weisberg was a development officer at Dartmouth College, where he helped the Dartmouth Medical School launch a major capital campaign. A native of Maryland, he is a graduate of Haverford College, the University of North Carolina's School of Law, and the National War College. Ambassador Weisberg is a member of the New York and New Hampshire Bars. He speaks Italian, Spanish, Russian, and French. 



Released on April 7, 2006

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