The new Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States M Shahidul Islam has just returned to the US after 6-day quarantine.
He officially joined the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday local time, a reliable source in Washington DC said.
Officials and staff at the embassy greeted him warmly on the occasion of his joining on Thursday. The Ambassador addressed a general meeting with the officials and employees of the embassy at Bangabandhu Auditorium.
Ambassador Islam called upon all to do their utmost to protect the interests of Bangladesh from their respective positions. He held separate meetings with officials and exchanged views on various issues.
The Ambassador emphasized on the further development of consular services. He also laid special emphasis on increasing trade and economic activities between Bangladesh and the United States.
Ambassador Shahidul Islam arrived in Washington DC on January 8 to assume new responsibilities. He officially joined the workplace on Thursday (January 14) after just six days of quarantine. Shahidul will replace Mohammad Ziauddin, a diplomat who has been Bangladesh's ambassador to the United States since June 2014. He is the 16th Ambassador
Ambassador M Shahidul Islam had earlier served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Bangladesh Mission in Washington DC. On 27 August 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appointed the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States.