Randhir Jaiswal assumes charge as new MEA spokesperson

Randhir Jaiswal on Wednesday assumed charge as the new official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs as Arindam Bagchi proceeds on an overseas assignment

FP Staff January 03, 2024 13:03:04 IST
Randhir Jaiswal assumes charge as new MEA spokesperson

Randhir Jaiswal, left, with Arindam Bagchi. ANI

Randhir Jaiswal on Wednesday assumed charge as the new official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs as Arindam Bagchi proceeds on an overseas assignment.

Jaiswal, an officer of the 1998 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, assumed the role as Bagchi was appointed India’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.

Throughout his diplomatic tenure spanning over twenty years, Jaiswal has fulfilled assignments in Portugal, Cuba, South Africa, and at India’s permanent mission to the UN in New York.

Additionally, Jaiswal has contributed to the External Affairs Ministry, serving as the deputy secretary overseeing relations with the United States and as joint secretary managing diplomatic ties with nations in western Europe.

In mid-2017, he was assigned to serve the President as the joint secretary responsible for international relations.

Jaiswal had assumed charge as the consul general in New York in July 2020.

With inputs from agencies

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