Putin appointed Vershinina, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia

MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergey Vershinin, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The corresponding presidential decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Vershinin previously held the post of special representative of the head of the Russian foreign Ministry for middle East settlement. Since February 2005 he headed the Department of Middle East and North Africa Ministry of foreign Affairs.

64-year-old diplomat working in the foreign Ministry since 1976. Positions in the Central apparatus of the Ministry and abroad, including the Embassy of Russia in Tunisia and Algeria. Speaks Arabic, English and French.