The United States Embassy in Pakistan announces the arrival of the Acting Chargé d’Affaires, Ambassador Paul Jones

Islamabad, September 24, 2018 Ambassador Paul Jones today began his assignment as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the United States Embassy. Ambassador Jones will lead the United States Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen the bond between the peoples of Pakistan and the United States and will work with the new government of Pakistan for a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for Pakistan. Ambassador Jones brings a wealth of diplomatic experience and expertise to this joint effort and to the U.S. Mission in Pakistan. Ambassador Jones upon his arrival in Pakistan said, “I am delighted to be back in Pakistan. I look forward to reconnecting with the warm and welcoming people of the country, its beautiful landscapes and its delicious cuisine.

Ambassador Paul Jones is a career member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service. He served as Ambassador to Poland from 2015 to 2018. Previously, he served as Principal Deputy Undersecretary in the Office of European and Eurasian Affairs (2013-2015), Ambassador to Malaysia (2010-2013) and Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan while simultaneously serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs (2009-2010). He served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Manila, the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the United States Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia.

Ambassador Jones’ awards include the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Peacebuilding Award, and several senior honorary awards. He speaks Spanish, Russian and a little Polish. He graduated from Cornell University and earned master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the Naval War College. He is married to Catherine Jones, an award-winning author and freelance writer. They have two children, Aleksandra and Hale.

For immediate release

Contact: US Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4723)

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