The government has appointed Md Mustafizur Rahman as the country's new high commissioner to India.

Ambassador Mustafizur, now permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Offices in Geneva and ambassador to Switzerland, will replace Muhammad Imran.

Mustafizur is a career foreign service officer from the 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre.

In his diplomatic career, he served in Bangladesh missions in Paris, New York, Geneva and Kolkata, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mustafizur also served as the Bangladesh high commissioner to Singapore.

At the headquarters, he occupied different positions - namely, at the United Nations Wing.

A medical graduate from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Mustafizur obtained a master's degree in public international law from the UK's University of London and a post-graduate diploma from France's International Institute of Public Administration.

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