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Iran approves female ambassador to Denmark

Iran approves female ambassador to Denmark

Iran’s new Ambassador to Denmark is female, the IFP News Agency reports. For the Middle Eastern state, it is a surprising and brave new trend: Afsaneh Nadipour is already the fourth female Iranian diplomat who holds a similar position abroad.

Iran’s Embassy in Denmark will be headed by the female ambassador. Prior her beginning of her mission in Copenhagen, Afsaneh Nadipour met with President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on January 21, 2020.

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Afsaneh Nadipour as the country’s new ambassador of the Islamic Republic to Denmark. Her Excellency Nadipour will be the fourth female ambassador appointed by Tehran. Three previous were Marzieh Afkhan (incumbent ambassador to Malaysia), Parvin Farshchi (incumbent ambassador to Finland), and Homeyra Rigi (incumbent ambassador to Brunei).

Nadipour previously served as assistant to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in citizens’ rights, and a Minister-Counsellor at Iran’s permanent mission to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague.

The personal meeting between Afsaneh Nadipour and Iranian leader took place in Tehran on Tuesday. For Iran, it is already the fourth female ambassador to be sent abroad.