Khalil Hashmi appointed new ambassador to China

ISLAMABAD: In a significant development, Khalil Hashmi has been appointed as the new ambassador of Pakistan to China

The decision was made by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who approved the appointment based on the summary provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Khalil Hashmi holds the position of the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva.

He previously served as Director General (United Nations) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and held other important portfolios such as Director General for the European region, Director General Arms Control, and Director for Disarmament Affairs, India, and South Asian region.

He had bilateral postings at Pakistan Embassies in Copenhagen (1999-2002) and Beijing (2008-2010) and twice served at Pakistan Mission to the United Nations in New York (2004-2007 and 2012-2016), including as Deputy Permanent Representative.

Ambassador Hashmi’s extensive experience includes working on various policy issues related to arms control, counter-terrorism, human rights, climate change, among others.

Khalil Hashmi holds a Masters degree in the comparative study of religions and is married with a daughter and son.

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