Major changes in B’desh foreign missions in the offing

Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Published: 00:49, May 08,2017

 
 

The government is set for bringing major changes at the level of Bangladesh mission chiefs abroad including in Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and Deputy High Commissions in Kolkata and Mumbai and Bangladesh embassy in Beijing.
The government has already initiated the process for appointments to the posts of ambassadors at Bangladesh missions in different countries.
Ambassador to South Korea Zulfiqur Rahman is likely to be made ambassador to Brazil. The post of ambassador in Brasilia became vacant with the death of ambassador Mohamed Mijarul Quayes.
Ambassador to Sweden Golam Sarwar is likely to be made ambassador to Oman.
Ambassador to Oman Sk Sekandar Ali is likely to be made ambassador to Libya. The post of mission chief in Tripoli was vacant for several months.
Foreign ministry director general for administration wing Md. Nazmul Islam is likely to be made ambassador to Sweden. Director general for Americas wing Abida Islam is likely to be made ambassador to South Korea.
Deputy high commissioner in Bangladesh mission in Mumbai, India, Samina Naz is likely to be made ambassador to Vietnam, according to officials.
Deputy high commissioner in Bangladesh mission in New Delhi Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury was made deputy chief of mission in Bangladesh embassy in Beijing, China. Counsellor of Bangladesh permanent mission to UN in New York ATM Rokebul Haque was made deputy high commissioner in New Delhi.
Deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh mission in Kolkata Zkey Ahad was made consul general in Kunming, China. Counsellor of Bangladesh embassy in Washington Toufique Hasan was made deputy high commissioner in Kolkata.
Bangladesh embassy minister in Beijing M Delwar Hossain, consul general in Hong Kong Mohammad Sarwar Mahmud and consul general in Kunming M Daud Ali are expected to join the foreign ministry soon.
Contractual appointment of ambassador to Vietnam Mohammad Shahab Ullah will expire soon.
The government might begin another process for appointment at the level of ambassador and high commissioner to different countries soon.
The contracts of Syed Muazzem Ali as Bangladesh high commissioner in New Delhi and Mohammad Ziauddin as Bangladesh ambassador in Washington will expire in the second half of the year.

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