Dhaka, 9 September:
The Government has decided to appoint Khondker M. Talha, currently serving as the
Director General of East Asia and Pacific Wing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the next
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Republic of France.
Khondker Talha is a career foreign service officer of the 15 th  batch of Bangladesh Civil
Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs Cadre. In his overseas assignments, he served at Bangladesh
Permanent Missions to the UN in New York and Geneva where he was elected to the bureau of
a number of UN and International Organisations.  He was also posted to Bangladesh Missions
in Tehran and London in his distinguished diplomatic career. In his earlier stints at the
headquarters, he served as the Chief of Protocol and also worked at South Asia and
Multilateral Economic Affairs Wings in various capacities.
Talha holds a Masters degree in Economics from Dhaka University, an MBA from IBA,
Dhaka University and another Masters in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University,
Melbourne. He is married and blessed with a daughter and two sons.