R. Stephen Beecroft concludes three-year term as US ambassador to Cairo

US Ambassador to Egypt R. Stephen Beecroft left Cairo on 30 June after concluding his three-year term as ambassador, a US Embassy statement said Sunday.

The US Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Goldberger will serve as the charges d’affairs of the embassy until a new ambassador is appointed, a US embassy spokesman told Ahram Online.

“Mr Goldberger is a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has been serving in Cairo as Deputy Chief of Mission since September 2014,” the embassy said.

“Prior to his arrival in Egypt, Mr Goldberger served at US embassies in Baghdad, Tel Aviv, and several other missions in the region and in Europe.”

Beecroft was appointed ambassador to Egypt in 2014 by then-president Barack Obama, replacing Ann Patterson.

Beecroft served as US ambassador to Iraq from 2012 to 2014, and has served in Washington as executive assistant to two secretaries of state and special assistant to a deputy secretary of state.