Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States: Who Is Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry?

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, since March 13, 2017, is Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, a 36-year veteran of the Pakistan Foreign Service who most recently served as foreign secretary of Pakistan from December 2013 to March 2017. He succeeds Jalil Abbas Jilani, who chose retirement over an extended term in Washington. Chaudhry presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on April 24, 2017.

 

Born on February 27, 1958, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry graduated PAF College Sargodha, a college prep school run by the Pakistan Air Force, in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Political Science at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan, and a Masters in International Relations at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1990. 

 

Chaudhry joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1980, starting his career by taking government courses at the Civil Service Academy in Lahore in 1981

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