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Lebanon envoy called back

Diplomatic Correspondent

The government has called back Bangladesh Ambassador to Lebanon AFM Gousal Azam Sarker over his “mismanagement” in running the embassy and “misconduct”.
The foreign ministry, in a letter to the Bangladesh envoy in Beirut on July 17, asked him to return to Dhaka by July 20 and report to the ministry immediately, said an official source yesterday.
Diplomatic sources in Dhaka and the Bangladesh embassy in Beirut said the foreign ministry sent its Director General Nazrul Islam on July 16 to take over charge of the embassy.    
Diplomatic sources said the envoy was called back due to a lack of professional relationship with another embassy official as well as other allegations which were hampering even normal activities of the mission.
Besides, the domestic aide to the envoy was allegedly involved in various “illegal activities” which were damaging the image of the country, sources added.
“The ambassador has serious difficulties with the Bangladeshi community in Lebanon,” said an official source.


Published: 12:00 am Sunday, July 20, 2014

Last modified: 10:17 pm Sunday, July 20, 2014

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