The head of state congratulated the new ambassadors on the beginning of their diplomatic work in Russia and expressed his confidence that the practical results of this work will render it possible to reach a new, higher level of political and business cooperation.
The following ambassadors presented their letters of credential to the President:
Gianfranco Facco-Bonetti – Sovereign Military Order of Malta,
Mohammed Saleh Ahmed al-Hilali – Republic of Yemen,
Surya Kiran Gurung – Nepal,
Khemaies Jinaoui – Republic of Tunisia,
Raimkul Arzimamatovich Attakurov – Republic of Kyrgyzstan,
Victor Garcia – Republic of the Philippines,
Juan Antonio March Pujol – Kingdom of Spain,
Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranho – Federative Republic of Brazil,
Constantin Mihail Grigorie – Romania,
Ali Hassan Jaafar – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.