14 September 2009

New Permanent Representative of Bangladesh Presents Credentials

VIENNA, 14 September (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations (Vienna), Md. Abdul Hannan, presented his credentials to the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Mazlan Othman.

Mr. Hannan is also serving as Permanent Representative to United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations in Geneva, posts which he assumed this year.

Mr. Hannan has served in many capacities in the course of his career, among them: Ambassador to Oman (2006-09), Deputy High Commissioner, Karachi, Pakistan (2004-06), Director-General and Vice-Principal, Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-04), Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Ottawa, Canada (2000-02), Director, Prime Minister's Office (1998-99), Director, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998), Director, Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997), Counsellor, Mission to India (1995-96), First Secretary, Mission to Moscow (1991-94), Senior Assistant Secretary to the Political Wings, Africa and Welfare and West-Asia and Personnel Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1990) and Assistant Secretary, Foreign Minister's Office (1986-87).

Mr. Hannan holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, as well as a Master's and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Mr. Hannan is married and has two children.

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