Moscow, Apr 21 (UNI) The official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Kamynin has been appointed as ambassador to Cuba, the Ministry announced today.
A seasoned diplomat, Mr Kamynin will replace Andrei Dmitriyev, 67, who had held the post since June 2000.
Mr Kamynin, 51, served as ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2002 to 2005, and as a counsellor to the Russian Embassy in Havana from 1999 to 2002.
He also served two four-year stints at the Soviet Embassy in Mexico from 1978 and 1987.
The diplomat worked as deputy director of the Foreign Ministry's press and information department from 1997 to 1999. In 2002, he was appointed deputy director of the Ministry's first European department.
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