Two women ambassadors appointed

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For the first time in the history of Bhutan, women are taken to the position of ambassador to represent the small Himalayan Kingdom to the outside world.

Mrs. Kunzang C Namgyel
Mrs. Kunzang C Namgyel

Kunzang C Namgyel has been appointed as the country’s ambassador to the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to UN in New York. She was working as the deputy in the same office before being elevated to the rank of ambassador.

Kunzang has worked in Bhutan’s foreign ministry since 1980 and served in various capacities in Thimphu, Kathmandu and Geneva. She was the director for Bhutan at SAARC secretariat in Kathmandu, director of multilateral department, chief of protocol in foreign ministry and deputy representative to UN since 2011. 

Mrs. Kunzang holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from Shillong, India.

Pema Choden
Pema Choden

 

Similarly, Pema Choden has been appointed as the ambassador to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pema Choden served as the managing director at Bhutan Broadcasting Service and also as the chief of bilateral department for Europe, Africa and America division. She also worked for the Royal society of Protection of Nature.