The Government has decided to appoint Mr. AFM Gousal Azam Sarker, currently serving as the Director General of International Organizations wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka, as the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mr. AFM Gousal Azam Sarker is a career foreign service officer belonging to 1986 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre. In his distinguished diplomatic career, Mr. Sarker earlier served as Ambassador of Bangladesh to Lebanon and Sweden. He also worked in various capacities in Bangladesh Missions in Hong Kong, Cairo, Kathmandu and Paris. At the headquarters, he served as Director General of Europe and International Organizations wings.
Mr. Sarkerobtained his BA (Honours) degree in English Literature and Masters in English Linguistics from Dhaka University. After joining the service, he also did another Masters in International Policy and Practice from the Elliott School of International Affairs of The George Washington University, USA.
Mr. Sarker is the eldest son of a freedom fighter named Md. Rais Uddin Sarker. He is married and blessed with two sons and a daughter.
Source: The Prime Minister's Office