New US ambassador to take office late September

The new United States ambassador to Cairo, Robert Stephen Beecroft, will arrive in Egypt late September, succeeding Anne Patterson who left in August 2013 after 26 years in the position, according to an official at the US embassy.

Beecroft was a former ambassador to Jordan (2008-2011) and was selected by the Senate in April 2012 as an ambassador to Iraq and then as an ambassador to Egypt in June 2014.

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