Dhaka, 1 July 2018
Bangladesh elected member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth
Bangladesh has been elected a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth from the Asian region for a two year term that begins from July 2018. Bangladesh was elected on consensus basis in a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth held at the Commonwealth Secretariat last week. The election process involves meetings and consensus efforts of regional groups and meeting of the Board of Governors. Four new members got elected from four regions of the Commonwealth namely, Asia and Europe, Americas, Canada and Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific.
The diplomatic efforts of Bangladesh and its active participation in and contribution to the Commonwealth brought this happy outcome and honour for the country.
Commonwealth Executive Committee consists of sixteen members of which eight are highest contributing member states and the other eight are elected from the four regions. The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth is an influential body of the Organisation of fifty three members which considers Commonwealth matters for decisions and recommends those proposals and decisions to the Board of Governors for approval.