Vladimir Putin has dismissed Alexei Meshkov from the post of Deputy foreign Minister


MOSCOW, October 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Alexei Meshkov from the post of Deputy foreign Minister and appointed to the post of Alexander Pankin. The relevant decrees published on Monday on an official portal of legal information.

“Release Meshkov, Aleksei Yuryevich from the post of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in connection with transition to other work”, – says one of the decrees.

“To appoint Mr Alexander Pankin Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation,” reads another decree. Both documents come into force from 23 October, on the day of their signing.

According to the website of the Russian foreign Ministry, Alexander Pankin prior to this appointment he headed the Department Department of international organizations from December 2014. From 2010 to 2014 he held the post of first Deputy permanent representative to the UN in new York.

Sacks was appointed Deputy foreign Minister in December 2012. Prior to that, in the years 2004-2012 was the Ambassador of Russia in Italy and the Republic of San Marino, and part-time in 2006-2012, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the Food and agricultural organization of the United Nations and the world food programme of the United Nations.

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