Karim is Dhaka’s new envoy to New Delhi

June 24th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Retired career diplomat Ahmad Tariq Karim has been appointed the new high commissioner of Bangladesh to India.
Brought back from voluntary retirement and a sabbatical in a US university, Karim was the deputy high commissioner in New Delhi in the 1980s.

He had served in the Bangladesh missions in Thailand, Britain, India, Iran and South Africa, The Daily Star newspaper said quoting an official announcement.

Another former India-hand and a career diplomat, Akramul Qader is the new Dhaka envoy to Washington.

Qader, also member of the subcommittee on International Affairs of the Awami League (AL) since 2004, served at different posts in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

For appointment to eastern neighbour Myanmar, Dhaka has chosen Maj Gen Anup Kumar Chakma who is serving as master general of ordnance at the Army Headquarters.

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