Bangladesh appoints new High Commissioner to Maldives

Bangladesh has appointed a new high commissioner to the Maldives, with Rear Admiral Kazi Sarwar Hossain to replace the recently departed ‎Rear Admiral Abu Saeed Mohamed Abdul Awal.

After joining the Bangladeshi navy in 1980, Hossain has served as director general of the coast guard and in the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Ivory Coast, reports Bangladeshi media. He also holds a Masters degree in Defence Studies.

Bangladeshi labourers make up the majority of the estimated 120,000 expatriate workers in the Maldives, with human trafficking and labour management issues a major focal point of bilateral relations.

Source: Dhaka Tribune