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Bhutan's names first woman ambassador

Press Trust of India  |  Thimphu 

Kunzang C Namgyel was today named Bhutan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, becoming the country's first woman ambassador.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Namgyel's appointment to the position in New York.

She is the first woman Foreign Service officer to be elevated to the position of ambassador and the appointment was approved by a 'kasho' or royal decree on January 3.

Namgyel joined the Foreign Affairs Ministry in March 1980 and has served in various capacities, including as Director of the Multilateral Department, Counsellor in Bhutan's Permanent Mission in Geneva and Director at the Secretariat at Kathmandu in

First Published: Fri, January 10 2014. 16:02 IST