Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh


Adress: Segunbagicha, Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh

Tel.: 9562852



The Minister

Abul Hassan Mahnud Ali

Member of Parliament for Dinajpur-4, Minister of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of Bangladesh


He joined the Pakistan Foreign Service (then including Bangladesh) in 1966 and was posted as Vice-Consul of Pakistan in New York in 1968. Immediately after arriving in New York in 1968, he began to organize the small Bangladeshi community in the United States.

He joined the Bangladesh independence movement in April 1971 and was appointed as the representative to the United States from the provisional government of Bangladesh at Mujibnagar, in May 1971. Ali fought for Bangladeshi independence in the U.S. and at the United Nations. He was executive assistant to Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, Chief Overseas Representative of the Mujibnagar government, and leader of the Bangladesh delegation to the United Nations.

After the declaration of Bangladesh's independence, Ali served as representative to the United Nations and later as Acting Consul-General in New York.
Subsequently, he served in various capacities at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka and at Bangladesh missions abroad. He served, from 1977 to 1979, as First Secretary, Counsellor and Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi, India. At the foreign ministry, from 1979 to 1982, Ali served as Director-General for Administration, for International Organisations, for United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, for Policy Planning for South Asia, and for Human Rights. From 1983 to 1986, Ali was Deputy Chief of Mission with the rank of Ambassador, in Beijing, China. From 1986 to 1990, he was Ambassador to Bhutan.

As Additional Foreign Secretary (Bilateral), Ali handled South Asia and Human Rights among other subjects. He negotiated and signed the agreement for the Tin Bigha Corridor Implementation Agreement with India, in 1992, and negotiated the Burmese Refugees Repatriation Agreement with Myanmar in 1992.

Ali was Ambassador to Germany, with concurrent accreditation to Austria and the Czech and Slovak Republics, from 1992 to 1995; Ambassador to Nepal, February to October 1996; High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, with concurrent accreditation to Ireland, 1996 to 2001.


A prosperous and globally competitive Bangladesh.

The Ministry’s goals is to develop and maintain friendly relations with other States and foster cooperation with developed, developing and least developed countries, and various regional, sub-regional, political and economic groups.