140 police peacekeepers leave for Mali UN mission

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5th December, 2020 01:18:00 printer

140 police peacekeepers leave for Mali UN mission

A team of Bangladesh Police has left Dhaka to join the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali by on a special flight of Bangladesh Biman.

The 140-member strong contingent left for Bamako in Mali on Friday night said a statement issued by the Police Headquarters on Saturday.

The team will work to establish peace in volatile MINUSMA, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, said a press release.

Commander (Superintendent of Police) Belal Uddin led 70 members in the seventh rotation of the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit (BANFPU-1) and Commander (Superintendent of Police) Muhammad Abdul Wahab led 70 members of the third rotation of the BANFPU-2, it said.

Deputy Inspector General (Welfare) Md Bashir Uddin Ahmed and officials of the UN Affairs Operations Wing were present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport during their departure.

Members of the Bangladesh Police have been serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in Bamako since 2013.


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