Cypher famed ambassador Dr Asad Majeed appointed foreign secretary

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Dr Asad Majeed Khan becomes 31st foreign secretary of Pakistan
Dr Asad Majeed Khan to takes charge from acting foreign secretary Jauhar Saleem


Dr Asad Majeed Khan, presently posted as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary.

A notification in this regard was issued on Friday by the Establishment Division making Dr Majeed the 31st foreign secretary of Pakistan.

During his diplomatic career spanning over 34 years, Dr Majeed held several key diplomatic assignments. He served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Pakistan’s ambassador to Japan; additional foreign secretary (Americas), director-general (Americas); director-general (West Asia), Pakistan’s charge d’ affaires ad interim to the US, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC and additional secretary of Foreign Affairs at the President’s Secretariat.

Jauhar Saleem had been serving as the acting foreign secretary as the FO could not finalise and agree on a name for a permanent foreign secretary.

Dr Asad Majeed Khan is currently posted as Pakistan’s ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg.Dr Majeed is a grade-22 officer of the Foreign Services of Pakistan set to retire on August 17, 2023.

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