Andreja Purkart Martinez, Ambassador
On 12 July 2019, President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor signed a decree on the appointment of Andreja Purkart Martinez as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the State of Israel. Ambassador Andreja Purkart Martinez presented the Letter of Credence to the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin on 12 September 2019.
Andreja Purkart Martinez has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1995. Prior to her appointment as Ambassador, she served as Head of the Department for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Arctic at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During her career, she has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Slovenian Embassy in Moscow, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in The Hague and Deputy Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Deputy Head of the EU Law Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and she has also worked at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington.