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Pakistani-American appointed US envoy in Moldova

The United States has appointed Pakistani-born Asif Chaudhry as its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Moldova.

According to New York’s Pakistan Post, Asif Chaudhry will take charge of his duties in August.

In an interview with the journal, Chaudhry said he was the first Pakistani appointed as United States’ ambassador to another country on merit, and was proud to be the first Pakistani-American to take oath on Holy Quran.  

Asif Chaudhry, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, served as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Global Analysis at the US Department of Agriculture.

Prior, he served as Agricultural Minister Counselor at the United States Embassy in Cairo, and also served as Assistant to the General Sales Manager of Foreign Agriculture Service.

Born and raised in a farming family of Pakistan’s small village Nandowal, tehsil Kharian, Asif Chaudhry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Punjab, his master’s degree from the American University of Beirut and his PhD from Washington State University.

Source: APP


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