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Bangladesh names former diplomat Karim as new envoy to India

Bangladesh has named former diplomat Ahmed Tariq Karim, a veteran India hand as its new envoy to New Delhi as it appointed new ambassadors to three world capitals considered crucial for Dhaka.

world Updated: Jun 24, 2009 21:42 IST

Bangladesh has named former diplomat Ahmed Tariq Karim, a veteran India hand as its new envoy to New Delhi as it appointed new ambassadors to three world capitals considered crucial for Dhaka.

Karim, a retired foreign service officer will be the new High Commissioner to India. He would replace Liaquat Ali Choudhury who retired last month, a foreign service spokesman said.

Karim is currently the vice president of a private think-tank Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI).

The new High Commissioner to India has earlier served as Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States in 2001. He had joined the then Pakistan Foreign Service as an officer in 1967 and retired from Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1998.

He had earlier also served in Bangladesh mission in New Delhi on a different capacity.

Dhaka also announced the appointment of career diplomat Akramul Qader and Major General Anup Kumar Chakma as the new envoys to the United States and Myanmar respectively.