A 29-member delegation of the National Defense College in Bangladesh visited the United Nations Headquarters and the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations on Friday.
Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), Lieutenant General Md. Akbar Hossain led the delegation. The visit was held under “Overseas Study Tour-2” as part of the National Defence Course-2022.
In the morning, UN Deputy Military Adviser Major General Maureen O' Brien briefed the delegation at the UN headquarters.
In the briefing, he highlighted various aspects of UN peacekeeping operations at the field level and UN headquarters.
After the briefing, NDC Commandant Lt. Gen. Md. Akbar Hossain held a bilateral meeting with UN Military Adviser General Birame Diop at the UN Headquarters. In the meeting, fruitful discussions were held on various issues related to cooperation between United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Bangladesh National Defence College.
The NDC Commandant also made a request to take more peacekeepers from Bangladesh in UN peacekeeping operations.
The UN military adviser has expressed deep grief and condemnation over the death of three Bangladeshi peacekeepers while on duty in the UN peacekeeping mission- MINUSCA in the Central African Republic. He highly praised the skill and dutifulness of Bangladeshi peacekeepers.
In his address to the visiting delegation, the Permanent Representative focused on the various activities of the Permanent Mission as well as the significant role played and contribution made by Bangladesh in the United Nations, on different issues such as peacekeeping and peacebuilding, the Rohingya crisis, the graduation from least developed countries, climate change, migration, implementation of SDG, post-Covid global system and current global situation.
NDC Commandant Lt Gen Akbar thanked all the members of the permanent mission. Brigadier General Md Sadekuzzaman, defence adviser of the mission, highlighted various aspects of Bangladesh's participation.