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Iran Ambassador meets Maharashtra Governor

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Dr Ali Chegeni Ambassador of Iran with Maharashtra Governor CH. Vidyasagar Rao. (PIC:PRO RAJ BHAVAN)

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Dr Ali Chegeni visited Governor of Maharashtra at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, recently. He was warmly received by His Excellency Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, honorable Governor of Maharashtra.

In this meeting, the Governor welcomed Dr. Chegeni and expressed hope that the long-standing ties between Iran and India be taken to greater heights during Dr. Chegeni’s tenure as ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to India. Dr. Chegeni, too, thanked the hospitality of the H.E. the Governor and stated that he would spare no effort to consolidate and boost Iran-India ties in all areas.

About His Excellency Dr. Ali Chegeni: His excellency Dr. Ali Chegeni assumed the post of Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Republic of India, with credential ceremony held on 7th December 2018. A seasoned talented diplomat with impeccable track record, brings with him vast knowledge and experience in the diplomatic services. In diplomatic circle he is known as a person with high morals, and is honored as a talented diplomat because of his way of handling all situation with ease. A diplomat par excellence with over two decades of experience comes with expertise in various departments of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Iran. Prior to this appointment in New Delhi, heserved as a Director General for Consular Affairs in MFA Iran.

He held several important positions in Ministry of Foreign Affairs that includes Senior Expert in the Minister’s Office, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran in Havana Cuba, Director of the Bureau for Students and Scholarships Affairs in MFA, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Iran in Ankara – Turkey, Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia Pacific, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Iran in Brunei Daressalam, Head of the Secretariat at the Ministerial Office and Expert at the Bureau for the Strategic & Economic Cooperation in MFA.

Born and raised in Hamyaneh, Doroud (Broujerd) is married and has three children. He completed his post graduation in 1991 from Imam Sadeq University of Iran. He has also done his Ph. D. in Political Science from The Supreme National Defence University of Iran. He is a highly acclaimed scholar and has also acted as a visiting professor teaching courses on international relations, political science, national security in the Universities of Iran. He has a very good command on English, French, Arabic, Istanbul Turkish and Spanish languuages.

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