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Manjeev Singh Puri

His Excellency Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Nepal on 25th March, 2017. He presented his letter of credence to the Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Smt. Bidya Devi Bhandari on 26th March 2017  Ambassador Puri is a member of the Indian Foreign Service having joined the Service in 1982.

 

Prior to Kathmandu, he was Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg. He has also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York from 2009-13.  He was a senior member of India’s Security Council team during the years     2011-12, when India served on the Security Council.

 

Ambassador Puri was actively involved with issues of sustainable development and environment and was a lead negotiator in India's delegation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. He was a key member of India's delegation at various Climate Change negotiations, including the Major Economic Forum and the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC in Copenhagen in December 2009. Ambassador Puri served on the Board of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate and is on the Advisory Board of India's most well-known environment organization, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi).

 

From 2005-09, he headed the United Nations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi dealing with economic and social issues. His charge included global economic and development issues, environment, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, migration, humanitarian affairs and UNESCO related matters. He was closely involved with India's participation in the G8-G5 Summits from 2005 and led the Indian delegation for the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Brussels in July 2007.

 

In the course of his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Puri has served twice in Germany (in Bonn from 1984-86 and Berlin from 1991-94) and speaks German. He was the coordinator of the Festival of India in German in 1991-92 and established the Indian Cultural Centre in Berlin.

 

Ambassador Puri's other postings have been Bangkok (1986-89), Caracas (1989-91), Cape Town (1998-2002), Muscat (2002-05) and as Deputy Chief of Protocol in-charge of high level visits in the Ministry of External Affairs from 1994-98.

 

Manjeev Singh Puri (born 1959) has a Master’s degree in Management and had worked for Hindustan Unilever before joining the Government of India. He did his BA (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, with top honours. He is married to Mrs. NamritaPuri and they have two children.

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