Soviet Envoy Reported Named to U.N. Post
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Alexander M. Belonogov, the Soviet Union’s ambassador to Egypt, will be named his country’s envoy to the United Nations, diplomatic sources said here Thursday.
The sources, who spoke on condition they not be identified, said Belonogov, 55, had left his post in Cairo. He will succeed Yuri Dubinin, who served only two months at the United Nations before being named ambassador to the United States on May 20.
Soviet officials declined to confirm or deny the report.
Belonogov had been ambassador to Egypt since July 1984, during which time Moscow and Cairo restored full diplomatic relations. President Anwar Sadat severed ties with Moscow in 1981.