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National Day  26 March

Her Excellency Ms Saida Muna Tasneem
High Commissioner
High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
28 Queen’s Gate

Ms. Saida Muna Tasneem arrived in London in November 2018 to take up her appointment as High

Commissioner for Bangladesh to the Court of St. James’s. She has taken up responsibility as Bangladesh

High Commissioner to the UK, Ireland and Liberia on 30th November 2018. She has also been appointed

as Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the IMO. Prior to this, Ms. Tasneem was the Bangladesh

Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia and Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP

from 2014-2018. Back home, she headed the United Nations Wing as well as worked as Director General

at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010-2014. She also served as DG (External Publicity) of the Ministry

in 2009. Earlier Ms. Tasneem served as Minister (Political and Press) at the Bangladesh High Commission

in London and as Deputy Head of Mission and Counsellor at the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the

United Nation in New York. Ms. Tasneem has served in different capacities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

including in the UN, South Asia, SAARC, BIMSTEC, Administration, Middle East and Americas and the

Pacific Wings. Ms Tasneem obtained her Bachelor degree BSC. (Engineering), Chemical Engineering at

the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and MSC (Public Policy and

Management) from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


High Commissioner Tasneem has served as an expert in a number of National Committees on security

issues including the National Defence Policy of Bangladesh Drafting Committee, Revision of Bangladesh’s

War Book, Member Secretary to the National Committee on UN Security Council Resolutions, National

Task Force on repatriation of Myanmar Refugees, National Committee on Anti-money Laundering and

Financing of Terrorism, National Task Force on Anti-money Laundering and Repatriation and served as the

Women in Development (WID) focal point for Ministry of Foreign Affairs. High Commissioner Tasneem

specializes in countering terrorism and security issues, women empowerment, climate change and

sustainable energy, migration and development, communications and public diplomacy. She takes special

interest in issues relating to the Asian and the Pacific.


High Commissioner Tasneem has been awarded the Atish Dipankar Peace Gold Medal in February 2017

for her contribution to enhancing interfaith harmony between Bangladesh and Thailand. She has also

received the prestigious Thai Red Cross Royal Decoration Order Second Class from HRH Princess

Siirindhorn of Thailand in November 2017 for her extraordinary contributions to support philanthropic works.


High Commissioner Tasneem is married to Mr. Tauhidul I Chaudhury and blessed with three sons. She

pursues readings of British colonial Bengal, theological and faith studies, philosophy, fourth industrial

revolution, leadership and sports.

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