Awami League lawmaker ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury has been elected vice-president of the committee on human rights of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
The election took place on the 146th session of the IPU that began on January 24 in Geneva.
The tenure of Chowdhury, a lawmaker from Chittagong region and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on rail ministry, will expire in July 2018.
British parliamentarian A Clwyd has been elected president of the committee on IPU’s human rights.
AL lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury, who has been elected president of the IPU in October last year, lauded the success of Fazle Karim.
“This achievement has taken Bangladesh forward by one step in the international arena,” Saber said.
The international organisation of parliaments, which was established in 1889, is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.