Dhaka: Bangladesh has been elected Vice President of the upcoming 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the Asia-Pacific Region for a one-year term starting September 2021.
The election was held on June 7 at the UNGA where Bangladesh was elected unanimously.
Along with Bangladesh, Kuwait, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and the Philippines were also elected as Vice Presidents from the Asia-Pacific.
Bangladesh last served as Vice President during the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016-2017.
After the election, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima said, "Bangladesh is a flag bearer of multilateralism and believes in the leadership of the UN in addressing the complex challenges facing the current world."
"The country maintains principled and constructive position in various global discourses in the field of development, peace and security and human rights. Today's election demonstrates the trust reposed by the international community in Bangladesh at the multilateral for a," she added.
Meanwhile, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid was elected President of the same session of the UNGA.
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