Ambassador Muhith takes over as Chairman of APG in Vienna
Bangladesh Ambassador to Austria Muhammad Abdul Muhith has taken over the Group of Asia-Pacific States (APG) chairmanship in Vienna on July 29, 2021.
In the 54-country group, the chair plays a vital role in coordinating positions of the unique and diverse members concerning the UN agencies, conferences, and processes based in Vienna, a foreign ministry statement said today.
Muhith, who is also a permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN Agencies and other International Organizations in Vienna, vowed to effectively promote the APG's collective interests on important issues such as Sustainable Development Goals, the innovative and peaceful use of nuclear technology, and climate action.
He also committed to work for inclusive and sustainable industrial development, and tackle global challenges such as transnational crimes including terrorism, narcotic drugs, corruption, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and resilient and green recovery.
Bangladesh took over the chairmanship from Afghanistan at a virtual handover ceremony attended by the permanent representatives and other diplomats of the APG member states in Vienna.