Army chief Aziz to return home Friday after 15-day US visit 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:17, Feb 11,2021 | Updated: 01:39, Feb 12,2021


Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed.- ISPR photo

Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed is scheduled to return home on Friday after his 15-day official visit to the United States. 

‘Bangladesh Army chief went to the United States on January 29 on an official visit at the invitation of the US government. He will return home on February 12,’ said a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, General Aziz had a meeting with UN undersecretary general for peace operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix and on Monday, he met the undersecretary general for operational support Atul Khare in New York.

UN senior officials thanked the Bangladesh government for the country’s meaningful contribution to the UN missions.

During the meetings, they discussed various issues related to peacekeeping operations that involve other forces from Bangladesh under the UN missions.

At the meeting, Lacroix appreciated the professionalism, discipline, dedication and bravery of the Bangladeshi peacekeepers, according to the release.

In his meeting with Atul Khare, the Army chief thanked him for enlisting Bangladesh Biman as a carrier of UN peacekeepers.

USG Atul Khare appreciated prime minister Sheikh Hasina for her leadership role in issues of climate change, women empowerment and human rights, said the ISPR release.

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