Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium, Russia
Alexander Tokovinin is currently the Ambassador of Russia to Belgium. He began diplomatic career in 1978 and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad: Head of Israel and Palestine section of the Middle East and North Africa Department (1994-1996), Minister-Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Egypt (1996 — 2001), Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Department (2001 — 2004), Russian Ambassador to Morocco (2004 — 2008), Deputy Director
(2008-2011), then Director of the Policy Planning Department (2011-2016). In 2012 he was promoted to diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. In June 2016 he was appointed Ambassador of Russia to Belgium. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Alexander Tokovinin speaks English, French and Arabic.