Female ambassador to Brunei meets FM Zarif

January 28, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran’s newly-appointed female ambassador to Brunei, Homeira Rigi, met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday before leaving Iran for the Southeast Asian country.

Iran’s newly-appointed female ambassador to Brunei, Homeira Rigi, met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday before leaving Iran for the Southeast Asian country.

Rigi was appointed as an ambassador upon the proposal of Zarif and the approval of President Hassan Rouhani, IRNA reported.

The Baluch Sunni woman has served as the governor of Qasr-e Qand city in Sistan-Baluchistan province since 2014. She had also served as the head of the welfare department of Chabahar. 

She was among a number of female governors appointed by President Rouhani in various provinces, under a plan to empower women in political and economic domains.

Marzieh Afkham was the first Iranian female politician who was appointed as the ambassador to Malaysia in 2015.

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