Peace and Security in South Asia with Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
The region of South Asia has long been facing many peace and security challenges including terrorism and border conflicts. However, sustained engagement with Afghanistan and dialogue with India have proven to be integral to Pakistan’s future vision of peace and stability in South Asia. Pakistan’s resolve to counter and eradicate terrorism and extremism in all its manifestations and improving relations with its neighbors bode a promising future. Foreign Secretary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, joins Asia Society to discuss Pakistan’s role and contribution to peace and security in South Asia.
6:00 pm Reception sponsored by Shaista and Shahzad Bashir
7:00 pm Program
About Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is a member of the Foreign Service of Pakistan with 35 years of bilateral and multilateral experience.
He has served as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since December 2013. Earlier he served as the Foreign Office Spokesman.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Chaudhry served as Additional Foreign Secretary for the UN and Disarmament Affairs, and Director General for relations with South Asian countries, in which capacity he has remained closely associated with the peace process with India.
Overseas, he served as Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, where he engaged in active public diplomacy in cooperation with the Pakistani community to win friends for Pakistan. He also authored a book Pakistan mirrored to Dutch eyes published by Sangemeel publications.
In his other overseas assignments, Mr. Chaudhry served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary General of ECO in Tehran, and Pakistan Embassies in Washington, Doha and Cairo.
He holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Tufts University, Massachusetts, and a Bachelor of Science from Punjab University, Lahore.
Mr. Chaudhry is married and has three children. He was born in 1958.
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