New Ambassador of Russia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko

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The newly appointed Ambassador of Russia to Serbia, H.E. Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, handed over a letter of credence to the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and officially started the diplomatic mandate in Belgrade.


Addressing President Vučić in the Serbian language, AmbassadorAlexander Botsan-Kharchenko said that he was honoured to have been appointed to this duty.
Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko (61) comes to Serbia from the position of chief of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, among others, in charge of
Serbia.

From 1997 to 2002, he was a minister-advisor at the Russian Embassy in Croatia.

From 2004 to 2009, he was a Special Representative of Russia’s Foreign Minister for the Balkans.

From 2009 to 2014 Harchenko was an ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Graduated from MGIMO (the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Moscow State Institute of International Relations) and embarked on a diplomatic career in 1979.

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