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 on Tuesday.
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.
The re-union 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 Director-General (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”.