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H.E. Ambassador Larisa Miculet

Larisa Miculet (Miculets) (born November 8, 1957, in Plopi, near town Rîbniţa, Transnistria region, Republic of Moldova) is a lawyer and Moldovan government official, currently the third Moldovan Ambassador to Israel based in Tel Aviv, also accredited from May 18, 2007 as Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus.[1]

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Education

Larisa Miculet holds a degree in law with outstanding performance, from the State University of Moldova that she graduated in 1979. As Senior professional she was the beneficiary of two US Government Educational Programs. In 2000 she was a fellow at the American University, Washington DC, USA, under IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board). In 2003 – 2004 Larisa Miculet participated in Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program at the American University, the School of Public Affairs and Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) in Washington D.C. where she conducted research “Comparative analysis of the USA and Moldova legislation on fighting financial-economic crime” and published a book based on that research.[2] Larisa Miculet also participated in other professional training courses in US and many other European countries.

Career

Larisa Miculet was nominated by the President Vladimir Voronin as Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Israel on December 21, 2005[3] and is also accredited from May 18, 2007 to the Republic of Cyprus.[4] She is the first woman to be appointed as ambassador of Moldova to Israel. Ambassador Miculet arrived in Israel on January 17, 2006 and officially assumed her post after presenting the Letters of Credence to the President of Israel Moshe Katzav on March 22, 2006. "I am not a feminist because I never felt any discrimination as a woman," says Miculet. "But I had to work harder than a man to achieve my aims and prove that I'm good at what I'm doing."[5] This is her first diplomatic assignment although previously she permanently represented the Government performing many tasks related to international affairs within the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Council of Europe and EU. Since 2001 until 2005 she acted as Moldova’s Government High Level Representative to the Stability Pact Organized Crime Initiative where she launched many initiatives on regional level. She also served for many years as Moldova's national expert to the Council of Europe committees dealing with international judicial cooperation, combating white collar crime and human trafficking, as well as to different projects launched in the country by the Council of Europe, Stability Pact and USA Department of Justice. During her tenure, Larisa Miculet worked to promote Moldova-Israeli cooperation on the entire spectrum of bilateral relation as a result has been stated a significant development of cooperation between the two countries. A number of key visits to Israel took place, in particular of Chairman of the Parliament Marian Lupu, Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Stratan, Minister of Health Ion Ababii, and to Moldova of ex-Prime-Minister, Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman, Minister of Tourism I.Ahranovic. Trade ties, investment in a number of sectors including agriculture, infrastructure and telecommunications also have increased. The Treaty on avoiding double taxation was signed between two countries. The activities of Associations of Descendants from Moldova in promoting bilateral humanitarian relations developed essentially. In April 2007 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova she had been awarded with State distinction “Meritul Civic” for strengthening Moldo-Israeli relations. As Moldova’s Ambassador to Israel she has been the Commencement Speaker of 2007 at Wilbraham & Monson Academy, in Massachusetts, USA,[6] that her son, Eugene Miculet graduated from in 2006 as first international student - Bicentennial Scholar. On December 2007 the Bishop of Chisinau and Moldova Vladimir awarded her with the Medal “Cuv.Parascheva” 2nd degree.

Prior to her appointment as Ambassador Larisa Miculet was the highest-ranking woman in the Public Prosecutor's Office, headed the International Cooperation and European Integration Department. During the period from February 2001 till September 2004, she supervised the Department of financial and economic investigations in the Public Prosecutor’s Office. She has worked since 1979 for the Public Prosecutor’s Office at various senior posts in the General Prosecutor’s Office and local prosecutor’s branches. Her special rank since February 2000, awarded by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova Petru Lucinschi in February 2000 is 3rd Class State Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (equivalent to the rank of Major General). Larisa Miculet has been twice elected by Parliament as member of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Board Council. On September 2004 she was awarded with the badge “The Honorable Employee of the Prosecutor’s Office”.

As member of the first Moldova Commission for the Elaboration of the Judicial Reform Strategy formed by the Parliament she played an important role in major legislative reforms in the country. She also taught for several years, both at the Law Faculty of Moldova State University and at the National Training Center for Judges and Prosecutors. She has published over 350 articles, interviews on legal and foreign policy issues in Moldova mass-media and abroad and is the author of a book comparing the American and Moldovan prosecution of white collar crime and corruption. Larisa Miculet is member of International Association of Prosecutors and International Federation of Women in Legal Careers. In 1994 and 2001 she run for Parliament in a coalition bloc of centrist parties officially entitled "Alianta Bragis". Larisa Miculet speaks fluent English, Russian and basic German. [7] She is divorced and mother to a son, currently Global Scholar at Clark University, MA, USA.

External links

1. Web page of Moldova Embassy in Israel – http://www.moldovaembassy.org.il

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