Bangladesh Army’s Brigadier General Mohammad Nazmul Haque has been appointed as the Chief of Staff at the Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peace Operations (DPO) at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters.
Brigadier General Nazmul is the first Bangladeshi military officer to be appointed to such a high and important post at the UN headquarters.During the visit to the United States in February this year, Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed met with various dignitaries including UN Under Secretary General.
During the meeting, he requested for sending more contingents from Bangladesh to the UN mission and appointing more officers from the Bangladesh Army to various higher and important posts at the UN headquarters.
The senior leadership of the United Nations expressed a positive commitment in this regard and as a result, an officer of the rank of Brigadier General of Bangladesh Army has been appointed to this important post at the UN Headquarters.
Shortly after the army chief's visit to the United States, an officer of the rank of Brigadier General (Brigadier General Manzur) of Bangladesh Army was appointed to the post of Sector Commander in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
In addition, 20 additional appointments have been made to the UN as military observers and staff officers.