205 peacekeepers leave for Congo

Staff Correspondent

2 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

205 peacekeepers leave for Congo

A total of 205 members of the Bangladesh Army leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday, as part of the peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo. - ISPR PHOTO

As part of the transition to the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the first contingent of 205 members out of three contingents of the Bangladesh Army left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday, on the first rotation flight of the peacekeeping mission.

In addition, 1,044 peacekeepers will depart for Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) on five more flights on March 21, April 9 and 26, and May 14 and 31.

On the occasion, Brig Gen Monirul Islam Akhand, director of Bangladesh Army’s Overseas Operations, told at the briefing on the eve of the departure at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport that Bangladesh’s peacekeepers have successfully completed more than 33 years of peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the UN.

Bangladesh Army has successfully participated in a total of 62 peacekeeping missions, including seven ongoing missions.

 

To date, a total of 1,41,605 members of the Bangladesh Army, including 406 women, have participated in this grand event.


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