Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata

(First Bangladesh Mission Abroad) 

   “মুজিববর্ষের কূটনীতি, প্রগতি ও সম্প্রীতি”

“Mujib Year's Diplomacy, Friendship and Prosperity”  

ভারতের পশ্চিমবঙ্গের বনগাঁও লোকসভা আসনের নির্বাচন উপলক্ষ্যে শুক্রবার, ১৭ মে ২০২৪ বাংলাদেশ সময় সন্ধ্যা ৬.৩০  হতে নির্বাচন সম্পর্কিত কার্যাবলী সমাপ্ত না হওয়া পর্যন্ত ভারত সরকার পেট্রাপোল (বেনাপোল) স্থল বন্দরে যাত্রী ইমিগ্রেশন কার্যক্রম বন্ধ রাখার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে।

Deputy High Commissioner


Andalib has experience of more than two decades in the diplomatic service of Bangladesh, working mostly in multilateral stations. His area of expertise includes trade and development, climate change issues, migration, LDC graduation, and South-South cooperation. He was Chair of the LDC Group in Geneva and New York, and worked as Chief Negotiator of Group of 77 on economic and financial issues on several occasions. He also had the opportunity to closely observe the often-complicated mechanism of European Union during his three-year tenure at the Bangladesh Embassy in Brussels.


Professional experience:


March 2022-till date: Deputy High Commissioner for Bangladesh in Kolkata, India

March 2021 – March 2022: Director-General in charge of Multilateral Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka

August 2019 – March 2021: Director-General in charge of West Europe & European Union at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka

2016 – 2019:   Minister at Embassy of Bangladesh, Brussels, Belgium

2013 – 2016:   Counsellor at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to UN, New York, USA

2011 – 2013:   Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2008 – 2011:   First Secretary at Embassy of Bangladesh, Manila, the Philippines

2005 – 2008:   Second Secretary at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to UN, Geneva, Switzerland

2001 – 2005:   Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1999 – 2001:   Supply Chain Executive at Exxon-Mobil Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional trainings:

2015           :    Training on conflict resolution,

IPI, New York, USA

2005           :    Training on multilateral negotiations, UNITAR, Geneva, Switzerland

2004           :    Training on multilateral diplomacy (Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats), Ministry of External Affairs of India, New Delhi, India

2002           :    Specialized course on diplomacy and international affairs, Foreign Service Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2001           :    Civil Service Foundation Course at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Academic background:

1999           : Master of Social Science in Economics from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

1997           : Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economic from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh