Govt appoints new envoys to Greece, Lebanon, Turkey
The government has decided to appoint new ambassadors to Greece, Lebanon and Turkey.
Md Jashim Uddin, director general of East Asia and Pacific Wing, is to be appointed as the envoy to Greece; Abdul Motaleb Sarker, director general, Saarc & Bimstec, to Lebanon; and Md Allama Siddiki, director general, administration & ICT wing, to Turkey, said Ministry of Foreign Affairs sources.
The posts in Greece and Lebanon felt vacant after the withdrawal of the envoys from the missions.
In July last year, the government called back its Ambassador to Lebanon AFM Gousal Azam Sarker over “mismanagement” in running the embassy.
Later in September, Ambassador to Greece Golam Mohammad was sent back as he was found guilty of sexually harassing a female official of the International Organisation for Migration in Athens.
Allama Siddiki will replace Ambassador Md Zulfiqur Rahman who has been transferred from Turkey's Ankara to Seoul, South Korea.
Meanwhile, the government has also decided to appoint Md Nazrul Islam, currently serving as charge d'affairs in Beirut, Lebanon, as the deputy chief of the mission in Riyadh.
Director General of External Publicity Wing Noor-E Helal Saifur Rahman has been appointed as Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi.
The foreign minister sources also said the government already sent the documents relating to the appointments of the ambassadors to the respective countries.