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The government has decided to appoint Foreign Secretary Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America.

Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1979. He was appointed as Foreign Secretary in March 2012.

He is a career diplomat and prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador of Pakistan to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union. He also interacted with the NATO HQ based in Brussels on regular basis.

Ambassador Jilani, born on 2 February 1955, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies. In his professional life, he has specialized in South Asian affairs and remained Director India (1992-1995), Deputy High Commissioner/Acting High Commissioner to New Delhi (1999-2003) and Director General South Asia and SAARC (2003-2007). In 2005 he also served as the Government’s Spokesman on Foreign Affairs.

From 1990 to 1992, Ambassador Jilani served as Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.

His other overseas assignments include: Jeddah (1983-1985), London (1985-1988), Washington (1995-1999) and High Commissioner to Canberra, Australia (2007-2009).

Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani will join his new assignment in December.

November 08, 2013

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