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Career diplomat appointed as High Commissioner to India

Fiji’s High Commissioner designate to India, Her Excellency Namita Khatri was today commissioned by the President Major-General (Ret’d) His Excellency Jioji Konousi Konrote. Ms Khatri began her diplomatic career as the Second Secretary to Fiji’s Mission to the European Communities and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Belgium in 2006 where she […]

Calvin Prasad

June 6, 2016 11:50 am

Fiji’s High Commissioner designate to India, Her Excellency Namita Khatri was today commissioned by the President Major-General (Ret’d) His Excellency Jioji Konousi Konrote.

His Excellency the President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and Ms Namita Khatri Fiji's New High Commissioner Designate to India. (DEPTFO).
His Excellency the President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and Ms Namita Khatri Fiji’s New High Commissioner Designate to India. (DEPTFO).

Ms Khatri began her diplomatic career as the Second Secretary to Fiji’s Mission to the European Communities and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Belgium in 2006 where she was responsible for providing advice on trade matters in line with Fiji’s development interests.

Ms Khatri was then seconded to serve as the Deputy Head of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group in Geneva in 2010.

She has also served as First Secretary in Fiji’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York in 2012 before being appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative in 2014.

Fiji’s High Commissioner Designate to India, Ms Namita Khatri. (DEPTFO).
Fiji’s High Commissioner Designate to India, Ms Namita Khatri. (DEPTFO).

Prior to her appointment as High Commissioner Ms Khatri served as Deputy Permanent Representative in Fiji’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva in September 2014.

Ms Khatri completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand in 2000 and then did her Postgraduate Diploma (History/Politics) from the University of the South Pacific.

She has also completed her Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Australian National University and post graduate qualification in WTO Trade Law from the TMC Asser Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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