Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs
1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia
Raja Nushirwan Zainal Abidin is current Deputy Secretary General, heading the Department of Bilateral Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
His previous appointment was as Ambassador of Malaysia to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran.
Prior to that, he was a Deputy Director General at the Ministry's ASEAN Malaysian National Secretariat.
This was preceded by assignments at the Permanent Missions of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and New York.
He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
As the current Deputy Secretary General, heading the Department of Bilateral Affairs, YM Raja Nushirwan oversees 8 divisions in his department aimed at promoting bilateral relations covering the spheres of politics and security; economy and trade; social and cultural; and science and technology.