Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Monday presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House.
Chaudhry, who was named Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America in mid-February, had taken up his new responsibilities in Washington last month.
While presenting his credentials, the ambassador conveyed Pakistan’s best wishes to Trump, who recently completed 100 days in office.
Chaudhry also conveyed that the Pakistani leadership was committed to strengthening friendly relations between Pakistan and the US.
Chaudhry’s career as a foreign service officer spans 36 years of multilateral and bilateral experience.
Before being appointed ambassador to the US, Chaudhry had been serving as Pakistan’s foreign secretary since December 2013. Before that, he served as the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as additional foreign secretary for the United Nations and Disarmament Affairs, and director general of relations with South Asian countries, during which he remained closely associated with the peace process in India.
Chaudhry’s other overseas of assignments include Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative to the UN in New York and a stint as ambassador to the Netherlands. He also authored a book ‘Pakistan Mirrored to Dutch Eyes’ published by Sangemeel Publications. Born on February 27, 1958, Chaudhry, who has replaced Jalil Abbas Jilani in the US, holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts, and a BS from the Punjab University, Lahore.