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New Israeli envoy to India announced

india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 16:33 IST

Career diplomat Mark Sofer is likely to be Israel's next ambassador to India.

A foreign ministry committee, headed by Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni, has approved Sofer's nomination.

Sofer, currently the deputy director-general for Eastern Europe at the Israeli foreign ministry, is a senior career diplomat who has served as Israel's ambassador to Ireland.

He has also served as Israel's deputy consul-general in New York and as the head of Middle East Economic Development division at the ministry.

The nomination requires cabinet's approval, foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.

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