Pak ambassador to China to be new envoy to UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 23:08

New York: Pakistan`s Ambassador to China Masood Khan will replace Abdullah Hussain Haroon as the new Permanent Representative of the country to the United Nations.

A career diplomat, Khan is expected to assume his new post later this month.

Haroon, 61, had been Pakistan`s envoy to the UN since September 2008 and lead his country to win a seat as non-permanent member of the Security Council for two years in elections held last year.

He shares cordial relations with India`s Permanent Representative Hardeep Singh Puri and had participated at the celebrations organised by the Indian mission here to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi`s birthday at the UN headquarters on October 2.

The International Association of Permanent Representations to the United Nations (IAPR) had hosted a farewell reception yesterday for Haroon where his counterpart from Kazakhstan lauded the work done by Haroon in his four years at the UN.
Kazakh Ambassador Byrganym Aitimova said Haroon was a popular figure at the UN who would be missed by his colleagues.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 23:08
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