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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry


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Since 25 June 2018.

Served as a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan for 37 years.

Mr Chaudhry served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan for over three years, and participated actively in high level foreign policy discussions from December 2013 to March 2017.

Mr Chaudhry’s last diplomatic assignment was as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, where he actively engaged the US legislators at Capitol Hill, lectured extensively at leading US universities and think tanks, and reached out to Pakistani Diaspora all across the country to strengthen relations between Pakistan and the US.

Also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, in which capacity he engaged in active public diplomacy in partnership with Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications.

Served as the Foreign Office Spokesman and interacted with Pakistani and international media.

Mr. Chaudhry has extensive multilateral experience. He served as Additional Foreign Secretary for UN and Disarmament Affairs in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, and Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO in Tehran.

Also served as Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he remained closely associated with the peace process with India.

His other overseas assignments include stints in Pakistan Embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo.

Holds Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.

Mr. Chaudhry is married, and has three children.

Short CV

Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has served as a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan for 37 years, rising to the rank of the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan for over three years from December 2013 to March 2017. Mr Chaudhry’s last diplomatic assignment was as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America. He also served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, Foreign Office Spokesman, and deputy permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. He authored a book “Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes” published by Sangemeel publications. After his retirement from the foreign service, Mr Chaudhry has been serving as the Director General of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad since June 2018. Mr. Chaudhry holds Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a First Class First Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.

aachaudhry@issi.org.pk

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