The government has appointed Rear Admiral A.S.M.A. Awal of Bangladesh Navy as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the Maldives.
He is the eldest son of Shaheed M.A. Wahed, an eminent organizer of the Liberation War in the then Jamalpur Sub Division.
Rear Admiral A.S.M.A. Awal joined the Bangladesh Navy (BN) in 1976.
During his distinguished career, Awal served in many important appointments in Bangladesh Navy, including Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations and Personnel).
He also served in Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka as Defence Adviser