Ambassador Preeti Saran is Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). She joined the MEA in 1982, and has most recently served as Ambassador of India to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. She has also undertaken diplomatic postings to Toronto, Geneva, Cairo, Dhaka and Moscow. In New Delhi, she has served as Joint Secretary (SAARC/North), Deputy Secretary / Director (Establishment) / East Asia, and Under Secretary (ICCR/AMS). She is married to Pankaj Saran, Ambassador of India to Russia, and has two sons.