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Public Papers - 1989 - June

Continuation of Frank G. Wisner as United States Ambassador to Egypt

1989-06-20

The President today announced that Frank G. Wisner will continue to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Since 1986 Mr. Wisner has served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Prior to this he served as Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, 1982 - 1986, and Ambassador to Zambia, 1979 - 1982. He was Deputy Executive Secretary of Southern African Affairs, 1977 - 1979, and Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs, 1976 - 1977. Mr. Wisner has served as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, 1975 - 1976, and special assistant and then Deputy Director for the Interagency Task Force on Indochina Refugee Affairs. In addition he served as the Director of the Office of Plans and Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, 1974; chief of the political section in Dacca, Bangladesh, 1973 - 1974; and chief of the economic/commercial section at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, 1971 - 1973.

Mr. Wisner graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1961). He served in the Foreign Service from 1961 to 1968. Mr. Wisner was born July 2, 1938, in New York. He is married and has four children.

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