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H.E. Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin is Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the People's Republic of China starting August 16 2019.
He was previously designated as Deputy Secretary General for Bilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia before arriving in China.
He was also formerly Ambassador of Malaysia to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director General at the Foreign Ministry's ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat.
This was preceded by assignments at the Permanent Missions of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and New York.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
As Ambassador of Malaysia to China, his aim is to promote bilateral relations covering the spheres of politics and security; economy and trade; education, social and cultural; and science and technology.