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Ambassador M. Haroon Shaukat

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Ambassador Muhammad Haroon Shaukat has nearly four decades of rich and diverse experience as a career diplomat. He served with distinction in key leadership and management positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, and in a number of Pakistan Diplomatic Missions abroad.  He served as the Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, with concurrent accreditation to Macedonia and Kosovo. In recognition of his services rendered to strengthening Pakistan-Turkey relations, the Turkish Foreign Minister conferred upon him the prestigious “Distinguished Services Award” on 26 December 2014 — a first for any Pakistani Ambassador to Turkey. He was also the Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil with non-resident accreditation to Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, and Suriname. Earlier, he served as the Consul General of Pakistan to New York. His other diplomatic assignments included Saudi Arabia, France, and Niger. He was Special Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. Various positions he held during the course of his career in the Foreign Office included: Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan and ECO); DG (UN); DG (South Asia) and Director (UN). He has enjoyed a lengthy association with the work of the United Nations; serving as one of the representatives of Pakistan to the UN Security Council (1993-94), Member of Pakistani delegations to a number of sessions of the UN General Assembly and several meetings of other international fora including UNESCO, Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-aligned Movement (NAM), and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). As UN international staff, he acquired a rewarding experience in one of the most successful UN Peacekeeping Operations, UNAMSIL (Sierra Leone) as Special Assistant to the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General. Following his diplomatic career, he was with the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade, Lahore, for five years.

He holds a master’s degree in English from the University of the Punjab and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Political Relations from “l’Institut International d’Administration Publique”, Paris, France.

He speaks Turkish and French.