An international seminar titled ‘Army Chiefs’ Conclave 2021’ was held in Dhaka Cantonment on Sunday with the participation of local and foreign military and civilian dignitaries.
In the seminar, the speakers discussed the topic on ‘Future Trend of Global Conflict: Role of UN Peacekeepers’.On the occasion of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's Independence, the seminar was organised by Bangladesh Army as part of the ‘Shantir Ogroshena’, a multinational military exercise, to commemorate the contribution of the Father of the Nation to the establishment of world peace.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen was present as the chief guest on the occasion while General Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh, General MM Naravane, Chief of
Army Staff of India, Brigadier General Darji Rinchen, Deputy Chief of Operations of the Bhutanese Army, Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre, Force Commander UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, and Lieutenant General Sidki Daniel Traore, Force Commander UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Region, were present as the keynote speakers.
Dr AK Abdul Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the world. He said the nature of peacekeeping has changed due to the use of advanced technology and sophisticated weapons, the misuse of social media and the ongoing global epidemic.
In his speech, Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed said that UN peacekeeping operations are becoming challenging and complex due to the rise of non-state actors, use of sophisticated technology, political crisis and changing geopolitical and geo-strategic positions.
The participants and guests of the seminar exchanged views on the role of UN peacekeepers in dealing with various conflicts in the world in the coming days and the establishment of world peace.The seminar was attended by senior officials of Navy and Air Force and Bangladesh Police, diplomats, senior editors and journalists.