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New US Ambassador

New US Ambassador to Portugal Allan J. Katz (pictured) arrived in Lisbon on April 8 after being appointed the 24th US Ambassador to Portugal.

Allan J. Katz will be officially declared as the Ambassador to Portugal after he presents his credentials to Portuguese President Cavaco Silva later this month.

The former lawyer, who has a background in national and local politics in the US, was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position in November 2009 and was nominated and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate on March 26.

Allan J. Katz will be replacing Thomas F. Stephenson who had been in the role since October 2007.