New US Ambassador Peter Haas arrives in Dhaka

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Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas arrived here on Tuesday.

He most recently served as US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, according to the US embassy here.

Haas was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic Affairs who previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Haas has also served as charg, d’affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the US Consul General in Mumbai, India, and Economic Counselor at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He holds a BA in International Studies and German from Illinois Wesleyan University. He attended the London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar, where he earned MSc (Econ) degrees in both the Politics of the World Economy and Comparative Government.