Govt recalls Iran, Lebanon ambassadors
In the meantime, the government has appointed a professional diplomat as ambassador to Iran while the process of appointing an ambassador to Lebanon is underway.
Bangladesh ambassadors to Iran and Lebanon have been asked to come back at the earliest on allegations of moral turpitude and financial irregularities.
Ambassador AKM Majibur Rahman Bhuiyan in Tehran and Ambassador Abdul Motaleb Sarker in Beirut were asked to come back to Dhaka through separate letters two months ago, according to foreign ministry officials.
Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque confirmed the matter but refused to make any comment on it.
Bangladesh ambassador to Germany and China Imtiaz Ahmed and M Fazlul Karim were sent to Tehran and Beirut respectively to investigate the allegations brought against Bhuiyan and Sarker. Both submitted their reports.
Before Iran, Bhuiyan was asked to return home on accusation of immoral behavior when he was the ambassador to Japan. However, it was the first posting of Motaleb as an ambassador, said a foreign ministry official.
In the meantime, the government has appointed a professional diplomat as an ambassador to Iran while the process of appointing an ambassador to Lebanon is underway.