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Name: Penjo, Daw
Current Position: UN Ambassador
Bhutan does not have formal diplomatic relations with the U.S., however Bhutan's Permanent Mission to the U.N. has consular jurisdiction in the U.S. Daw Penjo is Bhutan’s Ambassador to the United Nations and its Ambassador to Canada. Born March 7, 1958, he earned a BA at the University of Delhi in India and an MA in international relations at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Penjo joined Bhutan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. He served at the UN from 1986 to 1990, as head of the bilateral and multilateral division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1994 and as deputy chief of mission at the Bhutanese Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 1994 and 1997. From 1997 to 2000, Penjo was the deputy chief of mission of Bhutan’s embassy in India, after which he returned to Bhutan as the director of bilateral affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He assumed his current positions in November 2003.
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