Russia’s Foreign Ministry agrees to Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

Russia’s Foreign Ministry agrees to Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has agreed to the candidature of Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a televised interview on Rossiya’24 channel on Wednesday, TASS reports.

"We have given our consent, knowing Mr. Huntsman’s biography well and realizing that he is a high professional, a man with strong beliefs, very experienced," he said.

Huntsman, 57, speaks Chinese and has seven children. In 2016, Forbes estimated his net worth at around $1 billion. In 1992, Huntsman headed the US diplomatic mission in Singapore at the age of 32, becoming the youngest US ambassador over the past 100 years.

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