Aizaz Chaudhry appointed Pakistan's ambassador to US

Incumbent foreign secretary will take charge in Washington next month, says Foreign Office

News Desk February 15, 2017
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry attends an interview with Reuters at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan May 19, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Career diplomat Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was appointed on Wednesday as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, the Foreign Office said.

The incumbent foreign secretary is a Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy. He will take charge of the new assignment in Washington next month.

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His other assignments include spokesperson of the foreign ministry, additional foreign secretary for UN and Disarmament Affairs, and director general for relations with South Asian countries, among others.

Born on February 27, 1958, Chaudhry, who's replacing Jalil Abbas Jilani in the US, holds Masters degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, and a BS from the Punjab University, Lahore.

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