Former ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin joined the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday morning as an ambassador-at-large with the rank and status of a minister.
PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus and PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah welcomed him with a flower bouquet.
On Thursday last, the government issued a gazette notification reappointing Ziauddin as an ambassador-at-large.
Prior to joining as Bangladesh ambassador to the US, he was the ambassador-at-Large of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the rank and status of a state minister.
Ziauddin served as Bangladesh ambassador to the US and was concurrently accredited to the Republic of Argentina, Belize, the Republic of Colombia, the Dominican Republic, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
He was also the permanent representative at the International Seabed Authority located in Jamaica.
After joining the diplomatic service, Ziauddin served in the Bangladesh High Commission in London, the Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi, and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York.
Also, he was director-general of the International Organizations Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chief of protocol to the Government of Bangladesh before joining as the Bangladesh ambassador to Italy.
Ziauddin was Ambassador to Italy, concurrently in charge as Bangladesh ambassador to the Republic of Albania and to the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He was also the permanent representative of Bangladesh to FAO, WFP, and IFAD, reports UNB.