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September 20, 2003

First British Muslim High Commissioner

Anwar Choudhury, a Bangladesh-born British Muslim, has been appointed High Commissioner to Bangladesh, which is the third largest Muslim republic in the world, to succeed Dr David Carter, reports next week’s The Muslim News.

Choudhury will be the first British Muslim to be appointed the High Commissioner. Born in Sunamgonj in 1959, he graduated in electrical engineering from Salford University in 1985. He served as Director at the Office of the e-Envoy in the Cabinet Office and as an Assistant Director in Ministry of Defence. Choudhury will take up his new appointment in April 2004.

The appointment was welcomed by the Muslim community. “We had been expecting such an appointment and are pleased that the process of involving British Muslims in the foreign policy mechanism has begun,” Secretary General of the MCB, Iqbal Sacranie told The Muslim News.

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