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)