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    UNIS/BIO/1033
    8 October 2013

    New Permanent Representative of Moldova Presents Credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 8 October (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Moldova to the United Nations (Vienna), Andrei Popov, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Popov is also serving as Ambassador-Designate to Austria and the Slovak Republic, and as Permanent Representative of Moldova to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

    During his career, Mr. Popov has served in various capacities, among them:

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (2009 - 2013); Member of the Parliament of Moldova, Foreign Policy and European Integration Committee (2009); Executive Director, Foreign Policy Association of Moldova (APE) (2004 - 2009); Director, Deputy Director, Head of Section, General International Security Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova (2001 - 2004); First Secretary, Second Secretary, Embassy of Moldova to the United States of America (1997 - 2001); Information and Public Relations Officer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Moldova (1996 - 1997).

    Mr. Popov holds a degree in Journalism and Communication Sciences from the Bucharest State University and a degree in International Relations from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. He speaks Russian, English and French.

    Mr. Popov is married and has two children.

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