Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed as new British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in succession to Alison Blake.
Chatterton Dickson, who arrived here on March 10, presented his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on March 12.
“I just like to say at this early stage how delighted I am to be here. There is a long list of things that Britain and Bangladesh work together on, from climate through our very close diaspora links to our long historic connections to growing business links,” he said in a video message.
“And I am really looking forward to working on all of those in the next few years while I am proud to be representing British here in Bangladesh,” said the High Commissioner.
He has been Acting Ambassador in the British Embassy, Kabul, since February 2015 and before that he was Deputy Ambassador from July 2013.
Dickson served as additional director, Western Balkans Programme at Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Alison Blake was appointed as British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in January 2016 and left Dhaka a few days back completing her tenure in Bangladesh.