ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has decided to appoint the Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, a few days after Tehmina Janjua was appointed new Foreign Secretary.
Chaudhry will join his new assignment in Washington, D.C. next month, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday.
Born on February 27, 1958, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry holds Masters Degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science Degree from Punjab University, Lahore. He is married and has three children.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 36 years of bilateral and multilateral experience in the field of diplomacy.
Presently, he is serving as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since December 2013.
Earlier, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry served as the Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassador Chaudhry has served as Additional Foreign Secretary for United Nations and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.
Overseas, he served as ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands where he engaged in active public diplomacy in cooperation with Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications.
In his other overseas assignments, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Tehran, and Pakistan Embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo.
Earlier on Monday, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Tehmina Janjua was appointed Pakistan’s new Foreign Secretary.