Foreign Secretary vying for second top post in IOM

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 02:00, Mar 29, 2019 | Updated : 02:00, Mar 29, 2019

Photo shows Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque.Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque is vying for the post of Deputy Director General of International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
The election for the post will be held on June 21 when 173 members will elect the second man of the UN body which looks after the global governance of migration, a subject very important for Bangladesh.
In a tweet message, the foreign secretary wrote, “Extremely honoured to have been nominated by the Honorable Prime Minister of #Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina as a candidate for @UNmigration Deputy Director General.”

He also wrote, “I look forward to working under the leadership of @IOMchief to make #migration cooperation work for all.”

So far, four other aspirants showed interest for the post and those are from Sudan, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Jordan.
A popular face in the migration world, Shahidul used to be in the IOM and worked there for 11 years at senior level posts on lien. He left the organization in 2012 and became the foreign secretary in 2013.
The secretary went to retirement on Dec 31 last year but got an extension for a year. He also elevated to senior secretary post last year.