US Senate approves Bijan Sabet’s nomination as new US ambassador to Czechia

The US Senate has approved the nomination of investor Bijan Sabet for the post of US ambassador to Czechia. When he appeared before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sabet said his priorities as US ambassador to Prague would be to follow Václav Havel's legacy of protecting human rights and media freedoms and to develop US-Czech security cooperation, including supporting negotiations on the Czech purchase of US F-35 fighter jets. Sabet is co-founder and general partner of Spark Capital, a venture capital firm. Previously, he worked as an executive at a number of Silicon Valley technology startups in California and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College, where he received his undergraduate degree. The post of US ambassador in Czechia has been vacant for two years now.