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Foreign Minister reiterates Bangladesh’s commitment to global peace

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 8th December, 2021 09:17:54 PM
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Foreign Minister reiterates Bangladesh’s commitment to global peace

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday reiterated Bangladesh’s enduring commitment to global peace at the 2021 Seoul Peacekeeping Ministerial (UNPKM) hosted by the Republic of Korea.

Speaking at a session on “Sustaining Peace” as a keynote speaker, Bangladesh Foreign Minister reflected on the contribution made by Bangladesh peacekeepers in maintaining global peace and security.

“Our female peacekeepers have emerged as symbols of hope and security for women and girls who suffer disproportionately during wars and conflicts,” Foreign Minister continued. 

He  also  highlighted  Bangladesh’s  leadership  role  in  advancing  a  culture  of peace and also in mainstreaming women in peace and security  agenda through the adoption of the landmark resolution 1325. 

Foreign Minister underscored the need for ensuring nationally-owned and inclusive peace-building process for realizing peace building and sustaining peace agenda in conflict-affected countries.

 He emphasized on programmatic funding for sustaining peace in peacekeeping missions. 

Welcoming  Seoul  initiative  on  technology  and  medical  capacity  building  in Peacekeeping,  Momen  highlighted  that  COVID-19  challenges  reinforced the  importance  of  medical  capacity  building  in  peacekeeping  missions for enhancement the safety and security of the peacekeepers.

During  the  Meeting  Bangladesh  pledged,  among  others,  to  provide  02  Aero medical  Evacuation  Team,  Air  transportation  unit,  Aviation  security  unit,  01 Francophone Formed Police Unit.

The  two-day  long  conference  focused  on  solidifying  global  partnership  for peace with concrete commitments by Member States.