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Talha made new envoy in France

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 9th September, 2021 04:48:34 PM
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Talha made new envoy in France



The Government has decided to appoint Khondker M. Talha, currently serving as the Director General of East Asia and Pacific Wing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to France.

Talha will replace incumbent Ambassador Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, who will retire from the service soon.

However, the government has already announced the appointment of Kazi Imtiaz Hossain as next Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) for two years.

Talha is a career Foreign Service Officer of the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs Cadre.

In his overseas assignments, he served at Bangladesh Permanent Missions to the UN in New York and Geneva where he was elected to the bureau of a number of UN and International Organisations. 

He was also posted to Bangladesh Missions in Tehran and London in his distinguished diplomatic career.

In his earlier stints at the headquarters, he served as the Chief of Protocol and also worked at South Asia and Multilateral Economic Affairs Wings in various capacities.

Talha holds a Masters degree in Economics from Dhaka University, an MBA from IBA, Dhaka University and another Masters in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University, Melbourne. He is married and blessed with a daughter and two sons.