Andrei Popov

Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Greece

Andrei Popov is a diplomat, political analyst and journalist. In 2022 he was appointed as Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Greece. Since 2020, he has held the position of Ambassador–at-large, MFAEI.

He is a former Member of Parliament (2009), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (2009-2013), Ambassador of Moldova to Austria, Slovakia and the OSCE in Vienna (2013-2016) and IPIS President (2016 – 2020).

Andrei was the author of the weekly TV program “Popular Diplomacy” and co-host of the weekly political talk- show „Botan+Popov”.

In 2004-2009, Mr. Popov was Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Association of Moldova and founder of the Transnistrian Dialogues program.

From 1997-2004, he was in Moldovan diplomatic service: Embassy of Moldova in Washington (1997-2001) as Second/First Secretary, Foreign Ministry’s General International Security Department (2001- 2004) as Deputy Director/Director. Mr. Popov studied at Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2002-2003), Faculty of International Relations of the Bucharest National School of Political and Administrative Studies (1994-1996) and Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies of the Bucharest University (1990-1994).

He is a John Smith and Munich Security Conference Young Leaders Fellow.