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Bangladesh envoy to UAE gets 1 year extension

The government has extended the tenure of Md Abu Zafar as Bangladesh Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by one year on contractual basis.

The Public Administration Ministry has issued a gazette notification saying the new appointment will be effective from March 1 this year or date of joining.

Meanwhile, journalist Sabrina Karim Murshed has been appointed as the first secretary at Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore for a period of three years on contractual basis, according to separate gazette notification.

Zafar, who served as Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Offices in Vienna, was appointed as Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE in February, 2020.

Zafar joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre in 1991.

In his diplomatic career, he also served in Bangladesh missions in The Hague, Karachi, Los Angeles, Dubai and different wings at the headquarters in various capacities.

Zafar obtained his BSc (Honours) degree in Agriculture from Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University and MBA in Banking in Finance from Preston University, the USA (Overseas Campus) as well as Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the International Institute of Public Administration (IIAP), Paris.

Source: United News of Bangladesh