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UN honours two fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 28 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Two Bangladeshi fallen peacekeepers have been honoured during the commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers at United Nations Headquarters.

“The sacrifice of the peacekeepers only strengthens our resolve to continue serving the cause of peace,” said Ambassador Rabab Fatima while receiving the ‘Dag Hammarskjold Medal’ awarded posthumously to two Bangladeshi fallen peacekeepers.

The award was handed over by UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a ceremony to honour 117 peacekeepers of 42 countries who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty for world peace in 2021.

 The respective Permanent Representatives of 42 countries were present in the ceremony and received the awards on behalf of their countries.  The two Bangladeshi fallen peacekeepers are Major AKM Mahmudul Hasan (was serving in MINUSCA) and Lance Corporal Md Rabiul Mollah (was serving in UNMISS).

Ambassador Fatima received the medals on behalf of Bangladesh and signed the condolence book kept in the UNHQs. The Permanent Mission will make necessary arrangements to send the medals to the family members of the deceased peacekeepers.

After the ceremony, she laid a floral wreath at the Peacekeepers Memorial Site in the North Lawn of the UNHQs in honour of all peacekeepers who have lost their lives during noble service with a peacekeeping operation.