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PM Hasina praises Bangladeshi peacekeepers for global efforts

PM Hasina praises Bangladeshi peacekeepers for global efforts

In an address on Saturday to mark International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, the prime minister said all Bangladeshi peacekeepers should believe in themselves and that the government would do all it could to address their material needs.

“Not only do the brave individuals involved in peacekeeping efforts represent our country, they also advance our image in the world, which the people of Bangladesh will never forget,” Hasina said.

“Keep the pride you feel in our flag in your hearts and work to bring peace.”

The prime minister spoke with several peacekeepers on a video conference call from her official residence Ganabhaban, asking them about their current situations.

“If you ever have the need for anything, please let us know. Do not hesitate,” she said. She also told them to look after their own health and safety.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers has been commemorated on May 29 each year since it was first introduced in 2003.

Of the 80,184 UN peacekeepers deployed in 122 countries, 6,742 are from Bangladesh, accounting for 8.4 percent of the total force, Hasina said. This group includes 284 women peacekeepers. 

The event was also attended by Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Army Chief Gen Aziz Ahmed and UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo.

News source- BDNews24

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