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Reuven Azar appointed as Israel’s new Ambassador to India

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The Israeli authorities has accepted the appointment of Reuven Azar as the brand new Ambassador to India. Azar will even function the non-resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Bhutan, as per an announcement from the Israeli Ministry of International Affairs.

His appointment is a part of the approval for 21 new Heads of Missions, set to begin their diplomatic service shortly.

International Minister Eli Cohen, congratulating the brand new appointees, mentioned they’ll “represent Israel and its citizens, strengthen its economy and strengthen international support for the State of Israel”.

Azar is presently serving because the Ambassador of Israel to Romania. It isn’t but identified when he’ll take cost in New Delhi. Azar will exchange Naor Gilon, who has been serving because the Israeli ambassador to India since 2021.

Azar has earlier served as Head of the Israel-US-China inside activity pressure on the Ministry of International Affairs, instantly after serving for 3 years as Deputy Nationwide Safety Advisor for International Coverage on the Nationwide Safety Council and International Coverage Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel.

From 2014 to 2018, Azar was Deputy Ambassador on the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC. He additionally served because the Head of Center East Analysis within the Israeli Ministry of International Affairs from 2012 to 2014 and as Deputy Head of Mission on the Embassy of Israel in Amman from 2010 to 2012.

Because the completion of the Ministry of International Affairs cadet coaching programme in 1994, Azar principally held Center East-related positions comparable to Head of the Iran Sanctions Staff and Director of Center East Financial Analysis.

He has additionally coated completely different features of cooperation and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, in addition to analysis on Palestinian points throughout his virtually three many years of service.

Azar served 4 years in Cairo as Head of the Financial and Commerce Division on the Embassy of Israel. In an earlier stint in Washington from 2003 to 2006, he served as Counsellor for Political Affairs.

Azar was born in Argentina in 1967 and made Aliyah (immigration) together with his household to Israel on the age of 13. He served in a paratroopers battalion of the Israeli Defence Forces from 1985 to 1988 and was a reservist fight Sergeant as much as 2008. He has a graduate and post-graduate diploma from the Hebrew College in Worldwide Relations.

With inputs from PTI.

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