Russel becomes D-8 Youth Forum chairman

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russel has been elected as chairman of D-8 Youth Forum aligned with the Organization for Economic Cooperation.

The state minister has taken charge of the chairmanship making a vow to strengthen youth activities across the member countries of D-8, according to a press release of the ministry on Thursday.

D-8 comprises the eight largest Muslim developing countries - Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

Bangladesh Cricket Board congratulated Russel and hoped that under his able leadership the Forum would reach new heights and contribute to the positive development of youth in the D-8 countries.