MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Ministry has approved the candidacy of Jon Huntsman for the post of U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on air of TV channel “Russia 1”.
“We gave, knowing the biography of Mr. Huntsman, realizing that it is high professional, the person who has strong beliefs, very experienced,” he said.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has nominated former Governor of Utah John Huntsman as Ambassador to Moscow. A statement on Tuesday, the press service of the White house.
57-year-old huntsman fluent in Chinese, married, with seven children, in 2016, Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $1 billion. In 1992, at the age of 32 years, huntsman headed the US diplomatic mission in Singapore, becoming the youngest U.S. Ambassador in over 100 years.
Conservative Utah in the Western United States politician headed from 2005 to 2009. During his term Governor of Utah entered the top three in terms of doing business, the state budget rose from $16.7 million to $22.8 million