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The Mexican government has given its formal approval to the appointment of Yisrael Gur-Arye as Israel’s next Ambassador to Mexico, it was announced here. Gur-Arye, currently head of the Foreign Ministry’s Latin American division, will relieve Shlomo Erell, former Israeli Ambassador to Brazil, who took over the Mexican post temporarily when Ambassador Shaul Rosolio resigned several months ago to enter business in Israel.

Gur-Arye will be replaced at the Foreign Ministry by Dr. Yoel Barromi who has completed his tour as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.