Marzieh Afkham

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Marzieh Afkham
Marzieh Afkham in 2015.jpg
Iranian Ambassador to Malaysia
Assumed office
1 December 2015
President Hassan Rouhani
Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Preceded by Jalal Firouznia
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 September 2013[1] – 8 November 2015
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Abbas Araghchi
Succeeded by Hossein Jaberi Ansari
Personal details
Born December 1962/January 1963 (age 54)[1]
Tehran, Iran[1]
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater Allameh Tabatabaei University[1]
Islamic Azad University[1]

Marzieh Afkham (Persian: مرضیه افخم‎‎) is an Iranian diplomat who is currently serving as the ambassador to Malaysia.

She is former spokeswoman and head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy in Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs,[2] the first female spokesperson for the ministry.[3] On 8 November 2015 was appointed as ambassador to Malaysia, becoming the first female Iranian ambassador since the 1979 revolution[4] and the second in history after Mehrangiz Dowlatshahi.[5]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Abbas Araghchi
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran
Succeeded by
Hossein Jaberi Ansari