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New Israeli envoy to India announced

Diplomat Mark Sofer, deputy director general for Eastern Europe, is likely to be Israel's next ambassador to India.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 14:59 IST

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

The Foreign Ministry appointment committee, headed by the 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.