The following foreign Heads of Mission presented their credentials to President S R Nathan in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:
(a) The High Commissioner of the People's Republic of Bangladesh,
His Excellency Kamrul Ahsan; and
(b) The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain,
His Excellency Antonio Sánchez Jara.
The curricula vitae of His Excellency Kamrul Ahsan and His Excellency Antonio Sánchez Jara are attached.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
30 AUGUST 2007
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
BORN: 1 January 1962, Noakhali, Bangladesh
STATUS: Married to Mdm Saira Nazneen Ahsan
Has two sons
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka
1988 Specialised Training Course of Foreign Service Academy, Dhaka
1988-1989 Foundation Course, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Savar, Dhaka
1989-1991 Chinese Language Course, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
2000 Short Course in the Asia and Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA
CAREER: 1988-1992 Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka
1992-1995 Second Secretary and then First Secretary, Bangladesh Embassy in Beijing
1995-1999 First Secretary and then Counsellor, Bangladesh High Commission in London
Director, South Asia and SAARC Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka
Oct 2000- Jan 2001 Director, Personnel Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka
Sep 2001 Director, Foreign Secretary's Office
2001-2003 Counsellor, Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C.
2003-2007 Consul-General of Bangladesh in Dubai, UAE
2007 High Commissioner-designate of Bangladesh to Singapore
30 Aug 2007 High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore
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ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ JARA
KINGDOM OF SPAIN
BORN: 9 February 1943, Madrid
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Ms Paloma Garralda Ruiz de Velasco
Has a daughter and a son
EDUCATION: Degree in Law
CAREER: 1974 Joined the Foreign Service
Served in various posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Equatorial Guinea, Mexico and Hungary
1988 - 1992 Ambassador of Spain to the Popular Republic of Angola, resident in Luanda and concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Spain to Sao Tomé and Principe
1993 - 1997 Ambassador of Spain to the Republic of Indonesia, resident in Jakarta and concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Spain to Singapore
1997 - 1998 Chief of Protocol of the Spanish Parliament
(Cont'd) 1998 - 2001 Special Adviser to the Secretary of State of External Policy and for the European Union
2001 - 2003 Ambassador-at-Large for the Institutional and Financial Cooperation with Countries of the Enlargement of the European Union
2003 - 2006 Minister-Counsellor of Spain in Luxembourg
2006 - Jun 2007 Consul-General in Rosario, Argentina
26 Jun 2007
Ambassador-designate of Spain to Singapore
30 Aug 2007 Ambassador of Spain to Singapore
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