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Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and US Secretary of State John Kerry
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
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Bangladesh Cricket Team in Washington DC 2014
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  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman addressed at the UNGA
  • National Martyrs' Memorial (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho), Savar
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  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • After Presentation of Credential by H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin to the US President
  • Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin shaking hands with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson
  • Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and US Secretary of State John Kerry
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines
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Mr. Akramul Qader was immediate past Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States on November 4, 2009 - May 31, 2014.

A career diplomat with a cabinet rank (State Minister), Ambassador Qader previously served as Bangladesh’s High Commissioner from April 1999 to 2002 to South Africa, with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho as well as Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Cambodia, from 19196 to mid-April 1999. Mr. Qader served as a Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

In addition, he held the Office of the Director General (Multilateral Economic Affairs) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka from 1994 to 1996. Additional responsibilities spanning various period include Director, Foreign Secretary’s Office and Director, South East Asia Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka (1984-1986).  He also worked briefly in the Personnel and the Finance Directorates of the Ministry.

Ambassador Qader served as Deputy Chief of Mission/Ambassador at the Embassy of Bangladesh in Brussels with concurrent accreditation to the European Commission, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (1990-1994), Counsellor and later Deputy Chief of Mission in the High Commission of Bangladesh in New Delhi.

He has also held diplomatic assignments in Pakistan (1981-1984), Myanmar (1976-1981) and the former USSR (1974-1976).  Mr. Qader worked as a college lecturer in the 1960s for a short while.  He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Government of Pakistan in 1968 as a Section Officer, later joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh in 1972 on his return from Pakistan.

Ambassador Qader was a Member of the Sub-Committee on International Affairs of the Bangladesh Awami League.

Mr. Qader holds a Master’s in Islamic History from the University of Dhaka.  He attended a Specialized Course in Organization and Methods at the National Institute of Public Administration, Dhaka in 1970 and Foreign Service Training Course in Australia in 1973.

Ambassador Qader is married with two children.  His hobbies include travelling, angling and listening to light music.

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