List of ambassadors to the United States

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The following table lists ambassadors to the United States sorted by the representative country or organization.

Nation Ambassador Credentials[1] Embassy Embassy website
Afghanistan Hakimi, EkhilEkhil Hakimi 2011   [1]
African Union Ali, Amina SalumAmina Salum Ali April 13, 2007    
Albania Galanxhi, GilbertGilbert Galanxhi February 23, 2011 Ref [2][3]
Algeria Baali, AbdallahAbdallah Baali November 5, 2008   [4]
Andorra Font-Rossell, CarlesCarles Font-Rossell March 14, 2008    
Angola Diakité, Josefina PitraJosefina Pitra Diakité June 20, 2001   [5]
Antigua and Barbuda Lovell, Deborah MaeDeborah Mae Lovell March 8, 2005    
Argentina Nahón, CeciliaCecilia Nahón January 1, 2013   [6]
Armenia Markarian, TatoulTatoul Markarian May 26, 2005 Ref [7]
Australia Beazley, KimKim Beazley July 11, 2005 Ref [8]
Austria Manz, Hans PeterHans Peter Manz December 2, 2011   [9]
Azerbaijan Suleymanov, ElinElin Suleymanov November 16, 2006   [10]
Bahamas Smith, CorneliusCornelius Smith November 21, 2007    
Bahrain Nonoo, Houda EzraHouda Ezra Nonoo July 24, 2008   [11]
Bangladesh Qader, AkramulAkramul Qader September 1, 2009   [12]
Barbados Beale, JohnJohn Beale January 29, 2009    
Belarus Vacant
Oleg Kravechenko, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
June 5, 2009   [13]
Belgium Matthysen, JanJan Matthysen February 5, 2009 Ref [14]
Belize Mendez, Nestor E.Nestor E. Mendez[2] July 10, 2008   [15]
Benin Oguin, SegbeSegbe Oguin March 13, 2001   [16]
Bhutan[3]        
Bolivia Vacant since September 11, 2008[4]
Erika Dueñas Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
September 25, 2008   [17]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Kujundzic, Mitar Mitar Kujundzic February 27, 2009   [18]
Botswana Lekoa, Lapologang CaesarLapologang Caesar Lekoa December 9, 2002   [19]
Brazil Vieira, MauroMauro Vieira January 11, 2010 Ref [20]
Brunei Abd Hamid, Dato YusofDato Yusof Abd Hamid October 2, 2009   [21]
Bulgaria Poptodorova, ElenaElena Poptodorova August 10, 2010   [22]
Burkina Faso Yonli, Paramanga ErnestParamanga Ernest Yonli January 14, 2008   [23]
Burma Vacant[2]
Han Thu, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
September 29, 2005   [24]
Burundi Niyuhire, AngeleAngele Niyuhire[2] September 18, 2009   [25]
Cambodia Hem, HengHeng Hem January 29, 2009   [26]
Cameroon Foe-Atangana, JosephJoseph Foe-Atangana[2] September 12, 2008 Ref [27]
Canada Doer, GaryGary Doer October 19, 2009 Ref [28]
Cape Verde da Veiga, Maria de FátimaMaria de Fátima da Veiga[2] August 16, 2007    
Central African Republic Kembe, Stanislas MoussaStanislas Moussa Kembe[2] August 24, 2009    
Chad Adam, Bechir MahamoudBechir Mahamoud Adam[2] December 9, 2004    
Chile Vacant
Roberto Matus, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
March 12, 2010   [29]
China Zhang, YesuiYesui Zhang March 16, 2010   [30]
Colombia Silva Luján, GabrielGabriel Silva Luján October 4, 2010 Ref [31]
Comoros Toihiri, MohamedMohamed Toihiri[2] September 6, 2007    
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mitifu, FaidaFaida Mitifu[2] February 3, 2000    
Republic of the Congo Mombouli, SergeSerge Mombouli[2] July 31, 2001    
Costa Rica Escalante, LuisLuis Escalante May 14, 2009   [32]
Cote d'Ivoire Koffi, Yao CharlesYao Charles Koffi[2] November 21, 2007    
Croatia Paro, JosipJosip Paro May 2, 2012 Ref [33]
Cuba[5]        
Cyprus Kakouris, AndreasAndreas Kakouris December 6, 2006   [34]
Czech Republic Gandalovič, PetrPetr Gandalovič July 7, 2011   [35]
Denmark Petersen, Friis ArneFriis Arne Petersen October 3, 2005   [36]
Djibouti Olhaye, RobleRoble Olhaye[2] March 22, 1988[6]    
Dominica Vacant[2]
Judith Anne Rolle, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
April 5, 2007    
Dominican Republic de Castro, AníbalAníbal de Castro[2] May 1, 2011    
East Timor (Timor-Leste) Vacant[2]
Jorge Camões, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
May 23, 2008   [37]
Ecuador Chiriboga, Luis Benigno GallegosLuis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga September 26, 2005   [38]
Egypt Shoukry, SamehSameh Shoukry September 24, 2008   [39]
El Salvador Vacant
Francisco R. Altschul, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
August 20, 2009   [40]
Equatorial Guinea Ondo, Purificación AnguePurificación Angue Ondo[2] November 30, 2005    
Eritrea Ghebremariam, GhirmaiGhirmai Ghebremariam July 31, 2006   [41]
Estonia Marmei, EerikEerik Marmei September 18, 2014 Ref [42]
Ethiopia Assefa, SamuelSamuel Assefa May 11, 2006 Ref [43]
European Union Bruton, JohnJohn Bruton December 9, 2004   [44]
Fiji Vacant[2]
Penijamini R. T. Lomaloma, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
June 20, 2007   [45]
Finland Koukku-Ronde, RitvaRitva Koukku-Ronde September 1, 2011 Ref [46]
France Araud, GérardGérard Araud September 2014 Ref [47]
Gabon Boungou, Carlos VictorCarlos Victor Boungou[2] January 14, 2008    
The Gambia Vacant[2]
Abdul Rahman Cole, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
June 29, 2008   [48]
Georgia Sikharulidze, VasilVasil Sikharulidze March 9, 2006   [49]
Germany Wittig, PeterPeter Wittig April 30, 2014 Ref [50]
Ghana Bawuah-Edusei, KwameKwame Bawuah-Edusei[7] September 5, 2006   [51]
Greece Mallias, AlexandrosAlexandros Mallias September 29, 2005   [52]
Grenada Antoine, Denis G.Denis G. Antoine July 29, 1996   [53]
Guatemala Martini Herrera, Julio ArmandoJulio Armando Martini Herrera[2] April 27, 2012   [54]
Guinea Kaba, Mory KaramokoMory Karamoko Kaba[2] June 1, 2007    
Guinea-Bissau None[2]    
Guyana Karran, BayneyBayney Karran[2] December 4, 2003    
Haiti Joseph, Raymond AlcideRaymond Alcide Joseph[2] August 2, 2005   [55]
Holy See Viganò, Carlo MariaCarlo Maria Viganò October 19, 2011    
Honduras Bermúdez, Roberto FloresRoberto Flores Bermúdez April 27, 2006   [56]
Hungary Szapáry, GyörgyGyörgy Szapáry February 23, 2011   [57]
Iceland Stefansson, GudmundurGudmundur Stefansson[8] October 1, 2011   [58]
India Jaishankar, SS Jaishankar December 23, 2013 Ref [59]
Indonesia Patti Djalal, Dr. DinoDr. Dino Patti Djalal September 16, 2010   [60]
Iran[9]   [61][10]
Iraq Faily, LukmanLukman Faily July 18, 2013   [62]
Ireland Collins, MichaelMichael Collins August 14, 2007   [63]
Israel Dermer, RonRon Dermer July 9, 2013   [64]
Italy Bisogniero, ClaudioClaudio Bisogniero 2012 Ref [65]
Jamaica Marks, AudreyAudrey Marks May 2010   [66]
Japan Sasae, KenichiroKenichiro Sasae September 2012   [67]
Jordan Hatoug-Bouran, AliaAlia Hatoug-Bouran September 14, 2010 Ref [68]
Kazakhstan Idrissov, Erlan A.Erlan A. Idrissov July 11, 2007   [69]
Kenya Odembo, ElkanahElkanah Odembo September 5, 2006   [70]
North Korea[11]        
South Korea Duck-soo, HanHan Duck-soo February 16, 2009   [71]
Kosovo Spahiu, AvniAvni Spahiu October 27, 2008   [72]
Kuwait Al-Sabah, Salem Abdullah Al JaberSalem Abdullah Al Jaber Al-Sabah[2] October 10, 2001    
Kyrgyzstan Sydykova, ZamiraZamira Sydykova July 11, 2005   [73]
Laos Soukhathivong, SengSeng Soukhathivong[12] April 10, 2010   [74]
Latvia Razāns, AndrisAndris Razāns July 30, 2012 Ref [75]
Lebanon Chedid, AntoineAntoine Chedid June 4, 2008   [76]
Lesotho Rantekoa, David MohlomiDavid Mohlomi Rantekoa June 2, 2008   [77]
Liberia Barnes, NathanielNathaniel Barnes September 9, 2008   [78]
Libya Vacant[2]
Ali Suleiman Aujali, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
May 31, 2006    
Liechtenstein Fritsche, ClaudiaClaudia Fritsche December 7, 2000   [79]
Lithuania Pavilionis, ZygimantasZygimantas Pavilionis February 26, 2007   [80]
Luxembourg Senninger, Jean-PaulJean-Paul Senninger[13] August 18, 2008 Ref [81]
Macedonia Jolevski, ZoranZoran Jolevski March 22, 2007 Ref [82]
Madagascar Vacant[14]
Velotiana Rakotoanosy Raobelina, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
  [83]
Malawi Ndilowe, Hawa OlgaHawa Olga Ndilowe November 17, 2006   [84]
Malaysia bin Jarjis, JamaluddinJamaluddin bin Jarjis July 30, 2009 Ref [85]
Maldives Maniku, Mohamed HussainMohamed Hussain Maniku April 2, 2008   [86]
Mali Keita, Al-MaamounAl-Maamoun Keita January 18, 2012 Ref [87]
Malta Miceli-Farrugia, MarkMark Miceli-Farrugia[15] May 21, 2007    
Marshall Islands Banny de Brum   [88]
Mauritania Dia, IbrahimaIbrahima Dia[2] September 17, 2007    
Mauritius Soborun, SomduthSomduth Soborun January 28, 2011   [89]
Mexico Sarukhan, ArturoArturo Sarukhan February 22, 2007 Ref [90]
Micronesia, Federated States of George, Yosiwo P.Yosiwo P. George May 2, 2008   [91]
Moldova Chirtoaca, NicolaeNicolae Chirtoaca September 8, 2006   [92]
Monaco Noghès, Gilles A.Gilles A. Noghès November 14, 2006   [93]
Mongolia Bekhbat, KhasbazarynKhasbazaryn Bekhbat April 2, 2008 Ref [94]
Montenegro Vlahović, MiodragMiodrag Vlahović[16] December 6, 2006    
Morocco Bouhlal, RachadRachad Bouhlal January 18, 2012   [95]
Mozambique Sumbana, Amelia Narciso MatosAmelia Narciso Matos Sumbana[17] November 2, 2009   [96]
Myanmar (see Burma)        
Namibia Nandago, PatrickPatrick Nandago August 17, 2006    
Nauru Moses, Marlene InemwinMarlene Inemwin Moses[2] February 10, 2006    
Nepal Sharma, Shankar PrasadShankar Prasad Sharma November 18, 2009   [97]
Netherlands Bekink, RudolfRudolf Bekink July 30, 2012   [98]
New Zealand Ferguson, RoyRoy Ferguson February 27, 2006 Ref [99]
Nicaragua Cruz, ArturoArturo Cruz February 21, 2007    
Niger Maiga, Toure Aminata DjibrillaToure Aminata Djibrilla Maiga March 9, 2006   [100]
Nigeria Rotimi, OluwoleOluwole Rotimi April 4, 2008 Ref [101]
Norway Aas, Kåre R.Kåre R. Aas September 17, 2013   [102]
Oman Al Mughairy, Hunaina Sultan AhmedHunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy[2] November 9, 2005    
Pakistan Jilani, Jalil AbbasJalil Abbas Jilani December 31, 2013   [103]
Palau Kyota, HerseyHersey Kyota November 12, 1997   [104]
Panama Jaramillo, MarioMario Jaramillo February 15, 2011   [105]
Papua New Guinea Paki, Evan JeremyEvan Jeremy Paki September 8, 2003   [106]
Paraguay Spalding, JamesJames Spalding March 31, 2004   [107]
Peru de Zevallos, Felipe OrtizFelipe Ortiz de Zevallos September 11, 2006   [108]
Philippines Cuisia, Jr., Jose L.Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. July 7, 2011   [109]
Poland Kupiecki, RobertRobert Kupiecki April 22, 2008   [110]
Portugal de Vallera, JoãoJoão de Vallera[2] January 19, 2007 Ref  
Qatar Al-Hajri, Ali Bin FahadAli Bin Fahad Al-Hajri April 7, 2008 Ref [111]
Romania Vierita, Adrian CosminAdrian Cosmin Vierita January 2, 2008 Ref [112]
Russia Kislyak, Sergey IvanovichSergey Ivanovich Kislyak September 16, 2008[18] Ref [113]
Rwanda Kimonyo, Eng. JamesEng. James Kimonyo May 18, 2007   [114]
Saint Kitts and Nevis Williams, Izben C.Izben C. Williams July 31, 2001   [115]
Saint Lucia Louis, MichaelMichael Louis[2] June 12, 2008    
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prince, La CeliaLa Celia Prince[2] May 30, 2008    
Samoa Elisaia, Ali'ioaiga FeturiAli'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia[2] December 4, 2003    
San Marino Rondelli, PaoloPaolo Rondelli[2] July 16, 2007    
São Tomé and Príncipe Pequeno, OvídioOvídio Pequeno[2] March 10, 2006    
Saudi Arabia Al-Jubeir, Adel A.Adel A. Al-Jubeir February 21, 2007   [116]
Senegal Ba, Amadou LamineAmadou Lamine Ba[2] December 9, 2002 Ref  
Serbia Petrović (ambassador), VladimirVladimir Petrović (ambassador) May 20, 2009 Ref [117]
Seychelles Jumeau, Ronald JeanRonald Jean Jumeau[2] September 6, 2007    
Sierra Leone Stevens, Bockari KortuBockari Kortu Stevens March 28, 2008   [118]
Singapore Mirpuri, Ashok KumarAshok Kumar Mirpuri July 24, 2012 Ref [119]
Slovakia Burian, PeterPeter Burian December 2, 2008 Ref [120]
Slovenia Vacant[19]
Miriam Teresa Možgan, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
August 22, 2008   [121]
Solomon Islands Beck, Colin DavidColin David Beck March 31, 2004    
Somalia[20]        
South Africa Rasool, EbrahimEbrahim Rasool[2] August 4, 2010 Ref [122]
Spain Gil-Casares, RamónRamón Gil-Casares April 2012 Ref [123]
Sri Lanka Wickramasuriya, JaliyaJaliya Wickramasuriya July 18, 2008   [124]
Sudan Vacant[2]
Akec Khoc Aciew Khoc, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
September 9, 2008    
Suriname Kross, Jacques R. C.Jacques R. C. Kross February 22, 2007   [125]
Swaziland Hlophe, Ephraim Mandlenkosi M.Ephraim Mandlenkosi M. Hlophe[2] September 26, 2005    
Sweden Hafström, JonasJonas Hafström August 29, 2007 Ref [126]
Switzerland Sager, ManuelManuel Sager December 7, 2010   [127]
Syria Moustapha, ImadImad Moustapha March 31, 2004 Ref [128]
Tajikistan Shirinov, AbdujabborAbdujabbor Shirinov February 21, 2007   [129]
Tanzania Sefue, OmbeniOmbeni Sefue June 15, 2007   [130]
Thailand Chaiyong Satjipanon April 26, 2012   [131]
Timor-Leste (see East Timor)        
Togo Vacant[2]
Lorempo Tchabre Landjergue, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
September 10, 2007    
Tonga Tupou, Sonatane Tu'a TaumoepeauSonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou February 22, 2010    
Trinidad and Tobago Morean-Phillip, GlendaGlenda Morean-Phillip May 23, 2008   [132]
Tunisia Vacant[2]
Tarek Ben Youssef, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
August 31, 2008    
Turkey Tan, NamıkNamık Tan February 9, 2010 Ref [133]
Turkmenistan Orazov, Meret B.Meret B. Orazov February 14, 2001   [134]
Tuvalu[21] None    
Uganda Kamunanwire, Perezi K.Perezi K. Kamunanwire April 24, 2006   [135]
Ukraine , Olexander MotsykOlexander Motsyk June 11, 2010 Ref [136]
United Arab Emirates Al Otaiba, YousefYousef Al Otaiba July 25, 2008   [137]
United Kingdom Westmacott, PeterPeter Westmacott January 2012 Ref [138]
Uruguay Derois, Carlos GianelliCarlos Gianelli Derois July 11, 2005 Ref [139]
Uzbekistan Kamilov, AbdulazizAbdulaziz Kamilov December 4, 2003 Ref [140]
Vanuatu[22] None    
Venezuela Vacant[23][24]
Angelo Rivero Santos, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
September 17, 2008   [141]
Vietnam Nguyễn, Quốc CườngQuốc Cường Nguyễn July 7, 2011   [142]
Yemen Al-Hajjri, Abdulwahab AbdullaAbdulwahab Abdulla Al-Hajjri September 8, 1997   [143]
Zambia Mulonda, PalanPalan Mulonda[25] January 14, 2013   [144]
Zimbabwe Mapuranga, MachivenyikaMachivenyika Mapuranga November 30, 2005   [145]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The date the ambassador presented his credentials to the U.S. government. Order of precedence within the diplomatic corps is determined by the date of presentation of credentials. Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List, dated December 17, 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List Fall 2008
  3. ^ The United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Bhutan.
  4. ^ On September 11, 2008, the U.S. State Department declared the Bolivian ambassador, Gustavo Guzman, persona non grata and expelled him from the U.S. This measure was taken in retaliation for Bolivia's expulsion of the U.S. Ambassador, Philip Goldberg. Source: U.S. State Dep’t: “U.S. Declares Bolivian Ambassador Persona Non Grata (PNG)”, Bloomberg.com: “U.S. Ousts Bolivian Ambassador in Tit-for-Tat With Morales”
  5. ^ The United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba.
  6. ^ As of December 2008, Ambassador Olhaye is the dean of the diplomatic corps in Washington, being the longest-serving ambassador to the United States. Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List: Order of Precedence and Date of Presentation of Credentials.
  7. ^ The Ghanian ambassador to the U.S. has concurrent accreditation to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Haiti and Bahamas. Source: Embassy of Ghana in Washington
  8. ^ The Icelandic ambassador to the U.S. is also accredited to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemal and Mexico. Source: Embassy of Iceland in Washington: About the Embassy
  9. ^ The United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Iran. The Iran interests section of the Embassy of Pakistan represents Iran's interests.
  10. ^ The Iran interests section of the website of the Embassy of Pakistan.
  11. ^ The United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  12. ^ The ambassador of Laos is also accredited to Canada and Mexico. Source: Embassy of Laos: Ambassador
  13. ^ The ambassador of Luxembourg to the U.S. is also accredited to Canada and Mexico. Source: Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington
  14. ^ Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List
  15. ^ Source: Malta Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  16. ^ The ambassador of Montenegro to the U.S. is also accredited to Canada and Iceland. Source: Montenegro Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  17. ^ Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List
  18. ^ Source: U.S. Department of State: Diplomatic List
  19. ^ Source: Embassy of Slovenia to in Washington, Ambassador page
  20. ^ The United States has no diplomatic relations with Somalia.
  21. ^ Tuvalu has no diplomatic representation in Washington.
  22. ^ Vanuatu has no diplomatic representation in Washington.
  23. ^ On September 12, 2008, Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez Herrera was declared persona non grata by the U.S. government and he was recalled by the government of Venezuela. Source: U.S. Department of State: “U.S. Declares Venezuelan Ambassador Persona Non Grata”
  24. ^ Sources: U.S. Department of State: Background Notes: Venezuela, Embassy of Venezuela in Washington: Chargé d’Affaires
  25. ^ The ambassador of Laos is also accredited on non-residential basis to the Republic of Belize, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of El Salvador, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Honduras, Republic of Guatemala, United Mexican States. Source: Embassy of Zambia - About the Embassy

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