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BD Permanent Mission to UN organises Eid reunion

DHAKA, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United

Nations (UN) has organised an 'Eid Reunion' in honour of Permanent

Representatives and Ambassadors of the member states of the UN at its

Bangabandhu Auditorium in New York yesterday.

Bangladesh's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and Bangladesh Permanent Representative

(PR) to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen were present in the

event, according to a press release received here today.

The reunion turned into a friendly gathering of permanent representatives

and diplomats of over 100 countries including India, Japan, Russia, China,

Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the release said.

At the event, the main point of discussion was the upcoming election for

the position of Deputy DirectorGeneral (DDG) of the International

Organization for Migration (IOM) where Bangladesh has floated the candidacy

of its Foreign Secretary Ambassador Shahidul Haque.

Ambassador Momen requested the permanent representatives to support

Bangladesh's candidacy for the post of DDG of IOM, it added.

Referring to Bangladesh's long and deep involvement with international

migration discourse, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar said, To

continue the legacy, now at the operational level, Bangladesh has floated

candidacy of its Foreign Secretary Ambassador Shahidul Haque for the position

of DDG of IOM.

Showcasing the tremendous socioeconomic development of Bangladesh, the

State Minister also thanked the diplomats for their support to Bangladesh's

candidacy for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) election that would be

held on June 14, 2019.

Civilians and Defence officials of Bangladesh working at the UN

Headquarters were also present at the event.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)