Mirza Fakhrul could not meet United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. He went there on the invitation of Guterres but cound not meet him even for five minutes.
Instead Mirza Fakhrul had a meeting with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča. Assistant General of the United Nations is not a policyholder post. They only perform the official duty. This is an entry-level post. According to the Foreign Service of Bangladesh, Assistant Secretary-General post is equivalent to Deputy Secretary Rank.
In the meeting, Mirza Fakhrul had requested to the Assistant Secretary-General to give an opportunity to meet Secretary-General António Guterres. He requested, `I need only five minutes. I will hand over my documents to him in these five minutes.`
But the Assistant Secretary-General said, `Secretary-General is very busy.`
Mirza Fakhrul`s meeting with Jenča began at 8:00 pm yesterday (Monday) and lasted for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was ready to meet with the Secretary-General. He went there with some documents. But he had to mark an end to this meeting by delivering the papers to the Assistant Secretary-General.