Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States
Dr. Asad Majeed Khan
Dr. Asad Majeed Khan is a career Pakistan Foreign Service Officer.
Dr. Khan presented his credentials as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States of America to President Donald J. Trump on January 11, 2019.
During his diplomatic career spanning over 29 years, Amb. Khan has held following key positions:
- Served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Japan from August 2017.
- Served as Additional Foreign Secretary (Americas) from August, 2016 to July 2017.
- Served as Director General (Americas) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from June 2016 to August, 2016. In his capacity, he was the focal point for relations with the United States of America covering all its aspect.
- Served as Director General (West Asia) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 2015 to February 2016. In this capacity, he was the focal point of ECO and responsible for overseeing Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
- Served as Pakistan’s Charge d’ Affaires ad interim to the United States from May 2013 to January 2014. Also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. from March 2012 to September 2015.
- Earlier, as Additional Secretary (Foreign Affairs) at the President’s Secretariat, Islamabad, handled a range of peace and security issues dealt by Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Defence and Narcotics, among the others.
- As Director General (United Nations) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad (2010-2011) dealt with the entire range of multilateral issues including among other terrorism, UN peacekeeping, UN reforms, human rights and sustainable development.
- As Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations (2004-2010) represented Pakistan in the UN’s Second Committee and the Economic and Social Council and dealt with the whole range of economic and sustainable development. During this period:
- Acted as Chief de Cabinet to the President of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Pakistan’s ECOSOC Presidency 2005). Coordinated the work of the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on System Wide coherence, on behalf of the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, who served as the Co-Chair of the Panel.
- Served as the Chief Coordinator for the Group of 77 during Pakistan’s Chairmanship of G-77 at the UN in New York during 2007. In this capacity, led the Group in all important economic and development related intergovernmental negotiations. Also acted as the G-77 Coordinator for the 135h UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bali, Indonesia.
- Served as the, elected Vice Chair of the Bureau of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2010-2011.
- As Director (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) served as the focal point for all substantive preparations for the 12th SAARC Summit held in Islamabad in January 2004.
- As Director (Economic Coordination), negotiated a number of bilateral and regional free and preferential trade agreements concluded by Pakistan during the period 2001-2004.
- Served as Second Secretary in the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo from 1993-1996 after undergoing language training in Japan (1990-91).
- Also served as Desk Officer for US and India during early years of his career (1990-93).
Dr. Asad earned his Doctorate in International Economic and Business Law (LL.D.) from Kyushu University Japan and has been a resource person at various academic institutions in Pakistan including International Islamic University, Lahore, University of Management Sciences, Foreign Trade Institute of Pakistan and Foreign Services Academy on International Trade, Law and WTO affairs.
He is married and has two children.