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Former ambassador Wali-ur Rahman passes away

Published: 15:45, 29 November 2023

Former ambassador Wali-ur Rahman passes away

Former ambassador Wali-ur Rahman passed away at a Dhaka hospital on Wednesday morning at the age of 80.
He was rushed to Labaid Hospital earlier in the day after he suffered a stroke, an official at Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) told .
Wali-ur Rahman was the executive director of BILIA.
He was a former secretary of the foreign ministry and chairman of the Bangladesh Heritage Foundation. 
However, he is widely acclaimed for his role in 1971 and after Bangladesh's independence.
He left the Pakistan foreign service in 1971 and joined the then-Mujibnagar government, which coordinated the Liberation War.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sent him to the UN in Geneva in January 1972 where he served as permanent observer from 1972 to 1975.
During his career, he served as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Italy, Switzerland and Tunisia, in addition to being a permanent representative to the FAO, WFP and IFAD.

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