The Federation Council will discuss the appointment of Antonov, the Russian Ambassador in the United States

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotomonster of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoThe Federation Council will discuss the appointment of Antonov, the Russian Ambassador in the United States© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

The international Committee of the Federation Council will discuss on Monday in closed session the question of the appointment of Deputy foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov the Russian Ambassador to the United States, told RIA Novosti source in the upper house.

The agenda of the meeting of the Committee the first question is: «consultations on the appointment and recall of diplomatic representatives of the Russian Federation in foreign States and international organizations». It invited Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Earlier the candidacy of Antonova already discussed the profile state Duma Committee on international Affairs.

According to the Russian Constitution, the President appoints and recalls diplomatic representatives of Russia in foreign States and international organisations after consultations with the relevant committees of the Federal Assembly.

Since 2008, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. The newspaper «Kommersant» with reference to sources reported that the Russian government has nominated Kislyak for the position of Director of new UN body — the Office for the fight against terrorism.

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