Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. World
  4. Who is Reuven Azar? Facts to know about Israel's new Ambassador to India

Who is Reuven Azar? Facts to know about Israel's new Ambassador to India

Azar is currently serving as the Ambassador of Israel to Romania. It is not yet known when he will take charge in New Delhi.

Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Tel Aviv Updated on: December 18, 2023 11:13 IST
Azar is currently serving as the Ambassador of Israel to Romania
Image Source : X Azar is currently serving as the Ambassador of Israel to Romania

The Israeli government on Sunday approved the appointment of Reuven Azar as the new Ambassador to India. Azar, who is in his late 50s, will also serve as the non-resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Bhutan, a statement from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

His appointment is one of the 21 new Heads of Missions cleared by the Israeli government to assume service soon. Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, congratulating the new appointees, said they will "represent Israel and its citizens, strengthen its economy and strengthen international support for the State of Israel".

Azar is currently serving as the Ambassador of Israel to Romania. It is not yet known when he will take charge in New Delhi.

Azar will replace Naor Gilon, who has been serving as the Israeli ambassador to India since 2021.

Azar has earlier served as Head of the Israel-US-China internal task force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, immediately after serving for three years as Deputy National Security Advisor for Foreign Policy at the National Security Council and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel.

From 2014 to 2018, Azar was Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC.

He also served as the Head of Middle East Research in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2014 and as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Amman from 2010 to 2012.

Since the completion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cadet training programme in 1994, Azar mostly held Middle East-related positions such as Head of the Iran Sanctions Team and Director of Middle East Economic Research.

Who is Reuven Azar?

He has also covered different aspects of cooperation and negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, as well as research on Palestinian issues during his almost three decades of service.

Azar served four years in Cairo as Head of the Economic and Trade Department at 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) with his family to Israel at the age of 13.

He served in a paratroopers battalion of the Israeli Defence Forces from 1985 to 1988 and was a reservist combat Sergeant up to 2008. He has a graduate and post-graduate degree from the Hebrew University in International Relations.

(With inputs from agency)

Also Read: 'IDF, and I as its commander, are responsible': Israel defence chiefs admit mistake in hostage killings

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from World

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement