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Mr Manjeev Singh Puri

Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union

217 Chausse de Vleurgat, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Ambassador Puri is the country's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Prior to taking over his present assignment in New York, he was Joint Secretary (United Nations – Economic & Social) in the Ministry of External Affairs from March 2005 to March 2009. His charge included dealing with UN and multilateral bodies involved with economic and social issues, including in the areas of development, finance, human rights, migration, humanitarian affairs and UNESCO related matters.

In the course of his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Puri has served twice in Germany (in Bonn from 1984-86 where he was closely involved with India’s largest trade exhibition as the partner country in the Hanover Trade Fair 1984, and at Berlin from 1991-94, where he coordinated the Festival of India and set up the Indian Cultural Centre), Bangkok (1986-89 where the Indian Embassy is also accredited to UN-ESCAP and deals with the regional offices of various UN organizations), Caracas (1989-91), Cape Town (1998-2002) (as Head of the Indian High Commission’s Office) and Muscat (2002-05) (as Minister in the Embassy of India). He has served in the Ministry of External Affairs from 1994-1998 as Deputy Chief of Protocol in-charge of high level visits.

A key element of his charge in New Delhi was climate change and he has been very closely involved with the negotiations at the UNFCCC, including at Bali in December 2007 and thereafter, in the Major Economies Meeting and in the context of the G8/G5 Summits. He was on the Steering Committee for the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit held in February 2009.

Ambassador Puri joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982, after completing his Masters in Management Sciences and BA (Honours) in Economics.