Iran Appoints First Female Ambassador Since 1979

Marzieh Afkham will start her mission as the Iranian ambassador to Malaysia late in November.

Published: 08th November 2015 10:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2015 12:41 AM   |  A+A-


TEHRAN: Iran on Sunday appointed the first female ambassador of the Islamic republic since 1979.

Marzieh Afkham_twitter.jpegMarzieh Afkham will start her mission as the Iranian ambassador to Malaysia late in November.

Afkham, who headed the Centre for Public and Media Diplomacy at the Foreign Ministry over the past years, served as the first female spokesperson for the ministry since September 2013, when President Hassan Rouhani took office.

The last female ambassador dispatched by Iran was Mehranghiz Dolatshahi, who served as Tehran's envoy to Denmark for three years until the 1979 Islamic revolution, ISNA said

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