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August 30, 2007

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials

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
SINGAPORE
30 AUGUST 2007

KAMRUL AHSAN
HIGH COMMISSIONER
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

BORN: 1 January 1962, Noakhali, Bangladesh

AGE: 45

MARITAL
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

CAREER:
(cont'd)
Sep 1999-2000
Director, South Asia and SAARC Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka

Oct 2000- Jan 2001 Director, Personnel Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka

Feb -
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

12 Jul
2007 High Commissioner-designate of Bangladesh to Singapore

30 Aug 2007 High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore
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August 2007

ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ JARA
AMBASSADOR
KINGDOM OF SPAIN

BORN: 9 February 1943, Madrid

AGE: 64

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

CAREER:
(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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August 2007