Ismat Jahan: OIC Envoy to EU Mission
Ismat Jahan, Bangladesh Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union, has been appointed as envoy of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Permanent Observer Mission to the EU. The OIC, an influential bloc of 57 Muslim countries, opened the mission to the EU in June, 2013. It is a big achievement for Bangladesh as Ismat will be the first Bangladeshi to get appointed as the OIC envoy to its mission. In her diplomatic career, Ismat served as the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN in New York and Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands. Besides, she served in Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi, Bangladesh Permanent Mission in Geneva and New York in different capacities.