Minister of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs
বাংলাদেশের পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী
(Pororashtrya Montri)
Government Seal of Bangladesh.svg
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Abulkalam Abdul Momen - 2019 (47512344132) (cropped).jpg
AK Abdul Momen
since 7 January 2019
StyleThe Honourable (official)
StatusCabinet Minister
Member of
Reports toFlag of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.svg Prime Minister
Flag of Bangladesh.svg Parliament
SeatBangladesh Secretariat
NominatorPrime Minister of Bangladesh
AppointerPresident of Bangladesh
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length5 years or
Prime Minister's pleasure
Formation14 April 1971
First holderKhondaker Mostaq Ahmad
DeputyState Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • ৳ 105,000 Monthly (over US$ 1,122 monthly)
  • ৳ 1,260,000 annually (over US$ 13,475 annually)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Bengali: পররাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী; Pororashtrya Montri; or simply the Foreign Minister) is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

List of foreign ministers[edit]

No. Portrait Name Term of office Head of Cabinet
1 খন্দকার মোশতাক আহমেদ (cropped).jpg Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad 14 April 1971 December 1971 Tajuddin Ahmad
2 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg Abdus Samad Azad December 1971 March 1973
Tajuddin Ahmad
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Ford A1151 NLGRF photo contact sheet (1974-10-01)(Gerald Ford Library) (cropped).jpg
Kamal Hossain March 1973 15 August 1975 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Muhammad Mansur Ali
4 Abu Sayeed Chowdhury at the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Dacca University, November 1970.png Abu Sayeed Chowdhury 15 August 1975 November 1975 Post abolished
5 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg Prof. Muhammad Shamsul Huq November 1975 24 March 1982
Post abolished
Mashiur Rahman
Shah Azizur Rahman
6 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg A R Shamsud Doha 24 March 1982 June 1984 Post abolished
Ataur Rahman Khan
7 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg Humayun Rashid Choudhury June 1984 July 1985 Ataur Rahman Khan
8 Anisul Islam Mahmud portrait.jpg Anisul Islam Mahmud July 1985 6 December 1990
Ataur Rahman Khan
Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury
Moudud Ahmed
Kazi Zafar Ahmed
9 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg A. S. M. Mustafizur Rahman 6 December 1990 30 March 1996 Post abolished
Khaleda Zia
(2) Abdus Samad Azad 30 March 1996 15 July 2001 Muhammad Habibur Rahman
Sheikh Hasina
10 National emblem of Bangladesh.svg Justice Latifur Rahman 15 July 2001 10 October 2001 Latifur Rahman
11 A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury 10 October 2001 14 November 2001 Khaleda Zia
12 Morshed Khan detail, 040605-F-6655M-241.jpg Morshed Khan 14 November 2001 29 October 2006
13 Iajuddin Ahmed at Zia International Airport in Dhaka (cropped).jpg Iajuddin Ahmed 29 October 2006 11 January 2007 Himself
14 Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury in New Delhi on 31 March 2007.jpg Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury 11 January 2007 30 January 2009 Fazlul Haque
Fakhruddin Ahmed
Sheikh Hasina
Dipu Moni 30 January 2009 20 November 2013
16 Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali October 2016 (29624767683).jpg Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali 20 November 2013 7 January 2019
17 Abulkalam Abdul Momen - 2019 (47512344132) (cropped).jpg AK Abdul Momen 7 January 2019 Incumbent

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