Monday 5, June 2023

Bangladesh elected Commonwealth Executive Committee member

Time Digital report:Bangladesh has been unanimously elected a member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Commonwealth Board of Governors for the term 2022-2024.

The Commonwealth Executive Committee consists of 16 members of which eight are the highest contributing member states and the other eight are elected from the four regions, according to a statement of the Bangladesh High Commission in London today (August 26, 2022).

Bangladesh has been elected a member of the Executive Committee (EC) from the Asia-Europe region. The Committee is mandated to oversee all matters related to finance, personnel, and administration of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Committee also makes policy recommendations for the Commonwealth.

Bangladesh has also been unanimously elected as a member of the Commonwealth Accreditation Committee for the term 2022-23.

The committee functions as a sub-committee of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Commonwealth Secretariat and comprises eight members.

The other members of the committee include Australia, India, New Zealand, Ghana, Grenada, and Fiji. The Committee scrutinizes membership of the new and affiliated body of the Commonwealth.

This election is a reflection of Bangladesh's deep commitment, contribution, and leadership at the Commonwealth of Nations which was the first international organisation where Bangladesh got membership after its independence under the prudent leadership of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK and Member of the Commonwealth Board of Governors Saida Muna Tasneem will represent Bangladesh in both committees.

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