The Brazilian Government is pleased to inform that the Government of the Russian Federation has granted its agrément to the appointment of Tovar da Silva Nunes as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil to that country. According to the Brazilian constitution, the appointment must still be confirmed by the Federal Senate.
Tovar da Silva Nunes joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984. He has served at the Permanent Delegation in Geneva, at the embassies in Quito and London and, as a minister-counselor, at the embassy in Berlin. In Brazil, he has held the positions of head of the General Coordination for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Negotiations; head of the FTAA Division; special advisor, speaker and chief of staff of the minister of foreign affairs. He has also served as special advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, chief of staff of the Social Communication Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic, President of the Board of Radiobrás and chief of staff of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. Since 2015, he has been the ambassador of Brazil to the Republic of India and to the Kingdom of Bhutan.