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Bangladesh appoints Nahida Sobhan as new High Commissioner to Canada 

Nahida Sobhan will be replacing Ambassador Dr Khalilur Rahman, who retired recently

Update : 30 May 2024, 12:51 AM
Ambassador Nahida Sobhan, the serving Bangladesh envoy to Jordan, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner to Canada. 
 
She will be replacing Ambassador Dr Khalilur Rahman, who retired recently.
 
Nahida Sobhan, a career diplomat of 15th batch of BCS (Foreign Affairs) cadre, joined Foreign Service in 1995.
 
Since February 2020, she has been serving as Ambassador of Bangladesh to Jordan, with concurrent accreditation to Palestine and Syria. 
 
She had served in Bangladesh Missions at Rome, Kolkata and Geneva in different capacities.
 
 At the headquarters, she has held several important positions like Director General of UN and Human Rights Wing as well as Multilateral Economic Affairs Wing.
         
Nahida Sobhan obtained her Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Dhaka. 
 
She also completed several professional training courses both at home and abroad, and represented Bangladesh in numerous bilateral and multilateral meetings.
 
She is fluent in French, the foreign ministry said.
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