The chair plays a vital role in coordinating the positions of this group with regard to the UN agencies, conferences and processes based in Vienna
Muhammad Abdul Muhith, the Bangladesh ambassador to Austria and the permanent representative to the UN Agencies and other International Organizations in Vienna, has taken over the chairmanship of the Group of Asia-Pacific States (APG) in Vienna.
Bangladesh took over the chairmanship from Afghanistan at a virtual handover ceremony on Thursday, a Foreign Ministry press release said on Sunday.
In the 54-member group, the chair plays a vital role in coordinating the positions of this unique and diverse group with regard to the UN agencies, conferences and processes based in Vienna.
Ambassador Muhith vowed to effectively promote the APG’s collective interests on important issues such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), innovative and peaceful use of nuclear technology, climate action, inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID), and to tackle global challenges including terrorism, narcotic drugs, corruption ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and green recovery.