New Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Muhammad Abdul Muhith, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to his appointment and beginning in 2020, Mr. Muhith served as his country’s ambassador to Austria with concurrent accreditation to Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia, as well as Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices and International Organisations in Vienna.  From 2015 to 2020, he was Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Denmark with concurrent accreditation to Estonia and Iceland.

Between 2012 and 2015, he was Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, D.C.  From 2010 to 2012, he was Director-General (Americas) with occasional additional responsibility as Director-General (Europe), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Between 2004 and 2010, he was Counsellor/Minister at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York.

From 2002 to 2004, he served as Director of the Foreign Secretary’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from 2000 to 2002, he held the position of Counsellor at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Doha.  He also served as Second and First Secretary at his country’s embassy in Rome in 1999 and 2000 and as Third and Second Secretary at the embassy in Kuwait from 1995 to 1999.

Joining the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1993, he was the Assistant Secretary (Legal, Treaty and Maritime) and Assistant Secretary (Protocol) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995.

He holds both a Master and a Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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