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PM greets Saber Hossain on being elected IPU president
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-10-17,  Publish Time : 15:00,  View Count : 9
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday congratulated Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, on his being elected the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for the next three years.

He is the first Bangladeshi to win the IPU president post.

In a message, Hasina, now in Italy to attend the 10th ASEM Summit, said through the win of Saber Hossain Chowdhury in the IPU election, another feather has been added to Bangladesh's success in creating global leadership.

The Prime Minister said Bangladesh has now been recognised as a role model on the world stage due to its stunning success in the socioeconomic development.

"I hope that our global leaders would further highlight Bangladesh's image in the world by projecting the country's tremendous achievements through their activities," she said.

Saber Hossain, also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, was elected the IPU president defeating three other contestants on the concluding day of the 131st conference of the organisation held in Geneva, Switzerlandon Thursday.

In the election, he secured 169 votes and his nearest contestant Australian Parliament Speaker Bronwyn Bishop got 95 votes.


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