Reuven Azar, the State of Israel’s recently nominated ambassador to Romania, came to Bucharest after David Saranga’s mandate to the country ended.
Reuven Azar is a career diplomat, most recently served as the director of the Israel-US-China working group at the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Azar served as the National Security Council’s deputy adviser for national security and foreign policy and the Prime Minister of the Government of Israel’s foreign policy adviser from September 2021 until August 2022.
Reuven Azar served as the deputy ambassador to the United States from 2014 to 2018. Before this assignment, he served as the deputy ambassador to Jordan in Amman and the head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Middle East Research Division.
During his activity, the diplomat has worked with cooperation and negotiating issues with the Palestinian Authority. In addition, he served as the director of the Israeli Embassy’s Economic Mission in Cairo, Egypt (1996–2000), and a political affairs advisor in Washington, USA, for four years (2003-2006).
Reuven Azar has a master’s degree in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he is proficient in English, Spanish, and Arabic and is currently learning Romanian.