Force Commander of UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) Lieutenant General Sidki Daniel Traore and Force Commander of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Lieutenant General Shailesh Sadashiv Tinaikar have called on Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed at the Army Headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment on Tuesday.
In addition to the exchange of greetings, the Force Commanders discussed the challenges posed by the ongoing peacekeeping operations and the various issues that need to be addressed.
During the discussion, General Aziz Ahmed laid special emphasis on the special involvement of women in peacekeeping operations, increase of air support in mission areas and the conduct of peacekeeping operations in the event of global epidemic Covid-19.
The Army Chief also said that Bangladeshi peacekeepers deployed in Africa could play a helpful role in maintaining the balance of biodiversity and environment and achieving food self-sufficiency.
On the occasion of Mujib’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of independence, a multinational exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena’ was conducted under the overall management of the Bangladesh Army from April 4 to 12. UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA and UNMISS force commanders arrived in Bangladesh to attend the most significant chapter of the exercise, the ‘Army Chiefs Conclave’. At the end of the tour, they left Dhaka yesterday (April 13).
Prior to the meeting of the Force Commanders, the visiting Deputy Chief of Operations of the Bhutanese Army Brigadier General Darji Rinchen paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on maintaining friendly relations between the two countries, as well as organizing defense workshops, exchanging expert trainers and trainees and enhancing mutual defense cooperation.
During the talks, General Aziz Ahmed expressed his hope that the Bhutanese government would continue to support Bangladesh in repatriating the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals.
The Deputy Chief of Operations of the Bhutanese Army, Brigadier General Darji Rinchen, arrived in Dhaka on April 11 to participate in the ‘Army Chiefs Conclave’ and the multinational exercise ‘Shantir Ogroshena’. After the visit, he will leave Dhaka today (April 14).