MOSCOW, September 13: Russian President Vladimir Putin has chosen Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as the new Ambassador to China, based on the head of state’s decree, published on the official legal information website.
"[I hereby] appoint Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China," the decree reads.
Morgulov embarked on a diplomatic career with the Foreign Ministry back in 1991. He has occupied various diplomatic offices, both in the Ministry’s central apparatus, and abroad (China, the US, Japan). Between 2006 and 2009, he held the post of minister-counsellor at the Russian Embassy in China. In 2009-2011, he served as the Director of the Foreign Ministry’s First Asia Department. In December 2011, he was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.