New Australian envoy presents credentials

New Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer presented his credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid on Thursday at Bangabhavan. After the official ceremony, Bruer in a statement said: “Australia and Bangladesh are old friends, sharing Commonwealth traditions and strong links. 

We are proud of our shared history and of the warm, multifaceted and mutually beneficial relationship that exists between our two countries." He said: "As we prepare for the centenary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of the Nation, and the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between our countries, Australia looks forward to being a friend to Bangladesh for many years to come,” the new High Commissioner said at the credential ceremony."

 Bruer is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Most recently he served as the Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Maritime Branch in DFAT.  He has served overseas as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, High Commissioner to Vanuatu and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, Riyadh.