Amran is Foreign Ministry secretary general

DATUK Amran Mohamed Zin (picture) has been appointed as the new Foreign Ministry secretary-general effective today, replacing Tan Sri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob whose service contract expired on May 31, 2022.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said Amran, 55, has qualifications and extensive experience in the field of international relations and foreign affairs.

“I believe that with his experience, knowledge and credibility, he can realise the ministry’s mission in formulating and implementing foreign policy, as well as advancing and protecting Malaysia’s interests through dynamic and proactive diplomacy,” Mohd Zuki said in a statement today.

Prior to this appointment, Amran was the deputy secretary-general (bilateral relations) of the ministry. 

He has been in the civil service for over 27 years and has served as Malaysia’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as the Malaysian ambassador to Turkey. — TMR / pic BERNAMA