General

Masud Bin Momen made foreign secretary

DHAKA The government has decided to appoint Masud Bin

Momen as the next Foreign Secretary, a foreign ministry press release said

here today.

The foreign affairs ministry issued a notification saying that acting

Foreign Secretary Masud Momen will discharge his duties as Foreign Secretary

until further notice.

Masud succeeded Md Shahidul Haque who retired yesterday as the country's

longest-serving Foreign Secretary.

The new foreign secretary returned to headquarters two months back after

serving as Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in

New York, The new foreign secretary also served as Ambassador of Bangladesh

to Italy and Japan

Masud is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 1985 batch of

Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS). During his distinguished diplomatic career,

Masud served in stations like New York, Islamabad, New Delhi and Kathmandu in

various capacities. Masud obtained his MA in International Relations from

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA.

He also obtained his Honors and Masters degree in Economics with

distinction from the University of Dhaka.

He is married and blessed with two children.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)