110 police peacekeepers leave for Mali UN mission

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 03:00, Oct 12,2019


A team of Bangladesh Police left Dhaka to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali by a chartered aircraft of the UN.

The 110-member contingent left for Bamako in Mali on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the police headquarters on Friday.

Apart from the stipulated forces working with different peacekeeping missions under the UN and Bangladesh Formed Police Unit-2 team will work to establish peace in volatile MINUSMA, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, the statement said.

Additional inspector general of police Biswas Afzal Hossain, deputy inspector general of police SM Ruhul Amin and officers of United Nations desk were present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to see off the peacekeeping team, it added.

Since its commencement to serve in different UN missions, Bangladesh Police has now been the fourth police contributing country in the world with remarkable commitments of police personnel to the UN mandate.

It all began in 1989 when it left behind its glorious chapter by participating in the United Nations Transition Assistance Group in an African state named Namibia – ever since, success stories have flourished the fame with 19,366 personnel in 22 UN missions till date.

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