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140 police personnel receive UN peacekeeping medals

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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140 police personnel receive UN peacekeeping medals

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Some 140 members of Bangladesh Police working with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been awarded the UN Medal for their exceptional contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission.

The medals were presented to the Bangladesh cops in a programme held at the MINUSMA headquarters on September 21.

The mission’s Police Commissioner Gen Bettina Patricia Bugani was present as the chief guest.

A press release issued by the police headquarters confirmed the news on Friday.

Gen Bettina praised the professionalism and dedication of the Bangladesh Police in her speech. She said the members of BANFPU-1 have been very active in executing mandate of the mission.

While delivering his speech, Commander (Superintendent of Bangladesh Police) Belal Uddin, said that the members of Bangladesh Police have upheld the dignity of the country in the international arena despite facing different challenges amid the pandemic.

They are performing their duties with sincerity and dedication, he said.

He also thanked all officers for their contribution. Besides, he expressed his gratitude to the UN authorities for awarding the Peacekeeping Medal to Bangladesh Police.

Chief of Operations Sharfadin Margis, along with members of the military, police, and civilians from various countries, were present on the occasion.