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Israel appointed a new ambassador to Belarus.

Eddie Shapiro will begin his work in Minsk at the end of this year, Zeev Ben Arieto, the acting Israeli ambassador, told the Belapan news agency. Ben Arieto’s credentials are set to expire in approximately six months.

Shapiro, 46, has worked at Israeli embassies in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Thailand.

He came to Israel with his parents from the former Soviet republic of Moldova at the age of 11. He has a degree in management from Tel Aviv University.

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