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Natalia Snegur-Gherman (born 20 March 1969) is a Moldovan politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova from May 2013 to January 2016.
Born in Chișinău in 1969, she is the daughter of Mircea Snegur, the first President of Moldova. She studied at the Moldova State University and completed postgraduate studies at King’s College London. She joined the Moldovan diplomatic service, working in several different placed before eventually becoming Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the OSCE from 2002 to 2006, and Ambassador to Sweden, Norway and Finland from 2006 to 2009.
In 2009, she became Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Chief Negotiator on the Moldova–European Union Association Agreement, serving until 2013. In 2013 she became Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova, serving until January 2016. From June to July 2015, following Chiril Gaburici’s resignation, she served as the acting Prime Minister of Moldova.
In February 2016, she was nominated as Moldova’s candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations in the 2016 selection process for Ban Ki-moon’s successor.
At her informal question and answer session before the UN General Assembly April 2016.