Monday, October 28th, 2019

Outgoing cabinet secretary calls on President

Published 11:04 pm | October 28, 2019

President M Abdul Hamid today asked outgoing cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, now appointed alternative executive director of the World Bank, to uphold country’s image of development and progress globally.

The head of state gave him this directive as he (Shafiul) paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban this evening.

The President urged Shafiul to take necessary steps to strengthen the existing relation between Bangladesh and World Bank(WB), President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

Lauding his outstanding performance and work efficiency as the cabinet secretary, President Hamid hoped that he would continue to act as before at his new post in the days to come.

A civil servant of Bangladesh, Mohammad Shafiul Alam was the country’s 21st Cabinet Secretary. Shafiul was appointed as alternative executive director of the WB for next three years as Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan’s tenure in the WB ends in October.

Meanwhile, senior secretary to Bridges Division Khandker Anwarul Islam will join as the 22nd cabinet secretary tomorrow, Abedin said, adding he will replace Mohammad Shafiul Alam.

Outgoing cabinet secretary Shafiul Alam expressed his gratitude to the President for providing support in carrying out his duty here and also sought cooperation of the President in his new position.

Secretaries concerned to the President, among others, were present at the meeting.


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