Russian website names Maleeha Lodhi among world’s ‘successful women diplomats’

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi/File photo

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has been named as one of the world’s “five successful women diplomats” by a popular Russian news website, according to a report by Russia’s official news agency.

The report, citing the website — Gazeta.ru — was carried by RIA Novosti, a state-owned domestic Russian-language news agency.

“Gazeta.ru”, which has a million visitors on a daily basis, honours women who have followed in the footsteps of the defunct Soviet Union’s “highly acclaimed” diplomat, Alexandra Kollontai, and succeeded in the profession. Kollontai, a Russian Communist Revolutionary, served as ambassador to Norway, one of the first women from that country to hold such a post.

Describing Ambassador Lodhi as “one of the most famous female figures in the Muslim world,” Gazeta.ru noted that she twice served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States. Another important…

Original published: 2018-02-12 16:47:00 Read the full Karachi News here


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