Bangladesh Appoints Nahida Sobhan as New High Commissioner to Canada

Last Updated on May 30, 2024 12:38 am

By Tarikul Islam

The Government of Bangladesh has announced the appointment of Ms. Nahida Sobhan, the current Ambassador to Jordan, as the next High Commissioner to Canada. Ms. Sobhan will succeed Ambassador Dr. Khalilur Rahman in this significant diplomatic role.

A seasoned diplomat from the 15th batch of the BCS (Foreign Affairs) cadre, Ms. Sobhan embarked on her career in Foreign Service in 1995. She has been serving as the Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan since February 2020, with concurrent accreditation to Palestine and Syria. Her diplomatic tenure includes stints in Bangladesh Missions in Rome, Kolkata, and Geneva, where she held various key positions. At the Foreign Ministry headquarters, she notably served as Director General of the UN & Human Rights Wing and the Multilateral Economic Affairs Wing.

Ms. Sobhan holds a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Dhaka and has completed several professional training courses both domestically and internationally. She has represented Bangladesh in numerous bilateral and multilateral meetings. Fluent in English and French, with Bengali as her native language, she is also currently learning Arabic.

On the personal front, Ms. Nahida Sobhan is married and has two children. Her extensive experience and linguistic proficiency are expected to enhance Bangladesh-Canada diplomatic relations significantly.

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