New envoys to present credentials to Peres

September 2, 2011 08:33


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Of five new ambassadors who will present their credentials to President Shimon Peres next week, two are representatives of major powers. Russian Ambassador-Designate Sergey Yakovlevich Yakovlev is already a familiar figure in Israel, having previously served as his country’s Middle East envoy. Also presenting her credentials will be Gao Yanping, the Chinese ambassador-designate.

The two will be the last of the five new envoys whose credentials will be presented in chronological order, namely in accordance with the dates of their arrivals in Israel. The other three ambassadors-designate are Nigeria’s David Oladipo Obasa, Finland’s Leena-Kaisa Mikkola and the Philippines’ Generoso de Guzman Calonge.

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