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Russia changed its Ambassador in Israel
13.07.2011 10:00
Russia changed its Ambassador in Israel
Sergei Yakovlev

Sergei Yakovlev, 63, was appointed a Russian Ambassador to Israel by President of Russia on July 12. He will change Peter Stegniya, who has held this post since 2007.

Sergei Yakovlev got to know about his appointment in Washington and took part in the U.S –Russia high level meeting on Israel-Palestine conflict, which occurred on July 11-12.

Mr. Yakovlev will arrive to Israel in the end of August. The ex-Ambassador Peter Stegniya is leaving Israel for Russia on Thursday, July 14.

Sergei Yakovlev is 40-year- experience diplomat. He was born in 1948. He started his diplomatic service in 1971. Since September 1997 until January 2001 Mr. Yakovlev was Deputy Director of Near East and North Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2001 -2006 he was a Russian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Since March 2006 he was a special representative of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs on Near East conflict.,

Author: Irina Fomina

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