Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to India Mohammad Imran is currently set to be appointed as Bangladesh’s new ambassador to the United States. The current ambassador said. A source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Shahidul Islam was being repatriated before the expiration of his term.
According to the source, in January 2021, he was appointed as the ambassador of Bangladesh to Washington for a two-year term. Shahidul Islam. Prior to this, he was the Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation, BIMSTEC.
He has previously served as ambassador to South Korea and France. This is the first time he has been removed from office ahead of schedule. However, the source could not confirm the reason for his return to the country ahead of schedule.
Sources further said that the process for the appointment of Mohammad Imran as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States has already started. As per the rules, no-objection letter has been sought from the United States to accept him as ambassador.
Mohammad Imran was appointed as the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in New Delhi two and a half years ago on a contract basis. Last February, the government extended his contract for another three years.
Sources said that if his appointment as ambassador to Washington is finalized, the previous agreement will be canceled as per the rules and a new appointment will be made on contract basis.