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 53)[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 the former spokeswoman and head of the Center for Public and Media Diplomacy in Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] She was 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 revolution. [4]