Ivo Schwarz, head of the Czech Foreign Intelligence Service, is to be the country’s new ambassador to Israel, the daily Lidové noviny reported on Friday. The paper said that the appointment still needed to get official approval from President Zeman and the Israeli authorities which, given his qualifications, should not present a problem, the paper said. Ivo Schwarz has worked for the Foreign Intelligence Service since 1999. His scope of duties involved cooperation with partner secret services abroad, and intelligence diplomacy. In 2003, he was appointed a deputy director responsible for logistics, later he held the post of security director and in 2007 he was appointed head of Foreign Intelligence. He has an education in economics.
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