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SECRETARY GENERAL

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

 

Dato’ Amran Mohamed Zin was appointed as the 17th Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KLN), effective from 9th June 2022.

 

Dato’ Amran Mohamed Zin hailed from Kelantan and began his career at KLN in 1992. A graduate in International Relations from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, Dato’ Amran has vast experience and wide exposure in various forms of diplomacy. He had also prior to this, assumed a number of strategic posts at KLN.

 

The early years of Dato’ Amran’s career was largely centred on multilateral diplomacy, having being assigned to the KLN’s Multilateral Political Division. Overseas, Dato’ Amran was posted to the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations (UN) in New York, USA (1996-2001) and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland (2004-2008). Dato’ Amran eventually returned to Geneva as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the UN and Other International Organisations in 2016, and he held the post until 2019.

 

Prior to his appointment as the Secretary General, Dato’ Amran was KLN’s Deputy Secretary General for Bilateral Affairs, responsible for Malaysia’s bilateral relations with other countries. Other important positions held by Dato’ Amran in the area of bilateral relations include Undersecretary for Southeast Asia Division; Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia; and Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Turkey.