H.E. ALEXANDER SHCHETININ

H.E. ALEXANDER SHCHETININ

H.E. ALEXANDER SHCHETININ

Director of the Latin American Department | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Higher education: in 1984 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Speaks Spanish and English. He has the diplomatic rank of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of the 2nd class (awarded on 07.02.2007). He was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Honored Worker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

In the MFA system – since 1984. Has extensive experience in the central office of the Ministry and abroad. In the years 1984-1989. worked in the Embassy of the USSR in Mexico. From 1989 to 1994 – attaché, third secretary, second secretary, first secretary of the Latin American Office / Department of Central and South America. From 1994 to 1999 – Counselor of the Representative Office of the Permanent Observer of Russia to the Organization of American States, G. Washington / Embassy of Russia in the United States. From 1999 to 2004 – Counselor, Senior Advisor, Head of the Department of the Latin American Department. From 2004 to 2009 – Counselor-Ambassador of the Embassy of Russia in the Argentine Republic. From 2009 to 2012 – Deputy Director of the Latin American Department.

Since March 16, 2012 – Director of the Latin American Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.