Vinay Mohan Kwatra named new ambassador to France

Announcing his appointment, the External Affairs Ministry said Kwatra is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

PTI| Updated: May 11, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
Vinay Mohan Kwatra named new ambassador to France

New Delhi: Seasoned diplomat Vinay Mohan Kwatra, currently a joint secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, has been appointed as the next ambassador to France.

Announcing his appointment, the External Affairs Ministry said Kwatra is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

A 1988-batch foreign service officer, Kwatra will succeed Mohan Kumar, who is retiring.

Apart from having experience of dealing with the UN organisations such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) and World Health Organisation (WHO), he has served in Indian diplomatic missions in China and the US.

He has also held the position of joint secretary incharge of the counter-terrorism division in the MEA.