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H.E. Mr Uroš Balov, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Iraq

     He was appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic Serbia to the Republic of Iraq on 03 January 2018.

     In the previous period (2014-2018) he has served as the Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Chief of the Minister's Cabinet in the Ministry of Education and Sports (2004-2007). Mr Balov was serving at the same position in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia (2000-2001), and before that (1999-2000) at the position of the Special Adviser in the General Secretariat of the Government of the FR Yugoslavia. The first senior position he was working at in the Government of FR Yugoslavia was the Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Information (1999).

     Important experience in the field of energy and oil industry he has gained in the Oil Industry of Serbia (NIS - Gazpromneft) at the position of the Director of the Marketing Research Department (2008-2012).

     Important part of his professional career is a period at the helm of a publishing house with a long tradition, at the time the biggest in the Balkans, Prosveta Publishing, as well as managing Albion Books, a small recognisable publisher that has launched some of the most important titles of social history and fine literature.

     Ambassador Balov is holding B.A. degree in Law, whilst he has obtained his Master's Degree at the University of Westminster (London, UK) in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy, as a winner of a prestigious Chevening Scholarship. The title of his Master thesis was "The Organisation of Islamic Conference - history, role and importance".

     He has been born on March 28th 1972.

     He speaks English, and has operational knowledge of German and French.

     In his free time he is a keen horse rider.

     He has a son, Stevan Vanja Balov.


H.E. Mr Uroš Balov, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Iraq