Syed Akbaruddin appointed as India’s envoy to United Nations

New Delhi: Former Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations at New York.

Akbaruddin will replace Asoke Kumar Mukerji as the Permanent Representative of India at the UN.

Currently an Additional Secretary in the MEA, Akbaruddin served as the ministry’s official spokesperson from 2011 to April 2015.

Prior to 2011, he was on deputation for four years at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

He was also the director in the Foreign Secretary’s Office from 2004 to 2005.

Akbaruddin is a 1985 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.