ISLAMABAD (Khyber Mail): Ambassador Jauhar Saleem has assumed the prestigious position of President of the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) in Islamabad. His illustrious career spans various high-ranking roles within the Pakistan Foreign Service. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Saleem held positions such as Foreign Secretary, Special Secretary, Additional Foreign Secretary, Head of the Foreign Service Academy, and Director General for European Affairs.

His diplomatic journey extends across several countries, where he served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Germany, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Bahrain. Additionally, he represented Pakistan as the Permanent Representative to key international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the World Food Program (WFP).

Notably, Ambassador Saleem was elected as the President of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), a body representing 38 member countries, during the period from 2020 to 2022.

His academic pursuits are equally impressive. Jauhar Saleem studied English Literature, Government, International Relations, and International Economics at Government College University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins. He further enriched his knowledge through a fellowship at Georgetown University and served as a visiting faculty member at prestigious universities in Europe and America.

As an expert in international relations, Ambassador Saleem has consistently contributed to both print and electronic media. His appointment marks a significant transition as he takes over from Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz in his current role at the IRS.

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