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UN chief lauds Sheikh Hasina’s leadership

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 4 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has termed Bangladesh ‘a friend of the United Nations’ and lauded Bangladesh’s socio-economic developments under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The Secretary-General said Bangladesh is a valued member of the United Nations and is making an important contribution to the work of the global body.

Guterres made this praiseworthy remark when the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Muhammad Abdul Muhith presented his credentials to the UN Secretary-General in the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

The Permanent Representative reiterated Bangladesh’s continued commitment and support to the UN and to the Secretary General’s various initiatives.

Prior to the credentials, Ambassador Muhith joined the Mission on Thursday (July 28), said the Bangladesh Permanent Mission on Wednesday.

Muhammad Abdul Muhith is the 16th Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN since 1974 when Bangladesh became the member of the apex body under the leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Ambassador Muhith was Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria prior to this appointment.

After presenting his credentials, Ambassador Muhith had a brief meeting to exchange courtesies. During the meeting, the Permanent Representative conveyed the greetings from the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the Secretary-General (SG).

Ambassador Muhith, a career diplomat, joined the Bangladesh Foreign Service in 1993. During his illustrious career in Bangladesh Foreign Service, he served important positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka, and in Bangladesh Mission/Embassies in New York, Kuwait, Rome, Doha, Washington D.C., Copenhagen and Vienna. Earlier, he severed as Ambassador in Denmark and Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington D.C.

In the credential presentation ceremony, among others, Deputy PR Dr Md Monwar Hossain, Chef de Cabinet of the UNSG Courtenay Rattray, and Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Ms. Elizabeth Mary Spehar were present.