Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her country will not show any hesitation in sending its troops to any conflict-torn or dangerous regions of the world.
All necessary steps would be taken to upgrade the Armed Forces and Bangladesh Police so that they can respond to the UN call more effectively, confidently and efficiently, said PM Hasina, reports UNB.
The premier was addressing a function commemorating the “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2015” held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh on Sunday.
“I’ll make a clarion call to all members of the Armed Forces and Bangladesh Police and other peacekeepers to maintain their professionalism, honesty, dedication, courage and friendly attitude in the peacekeeping operations,” the PM said.
The government has been maintaining effective diplomatic relations with friendly countries and pursuing the initiative of United Nations in promoting global peace, she said.
The PM said the people of Bangladesh alongside the global community would ever remember the role of peacekeepers in establishing global peace.
According to the latest data release by the UN, at present 1,07,805 peacekeepers of 122 countries are deployed across the world.
Of them 9,593, including 205 female peacekeepers, are from Bangladesh.
The PM said she was happy to learn that Bangladesh Armed Forces and police have increased female participation in the peacekeeping missions which is a very good sign for uplifting gender mainstreaming around the world.
“This is also UN’s one of the major concerns now a days. Bangladesh is not lagging behind in that aspect,”
The Bangladesh PM with deep respect also remembered those who sacrificed their lives for the peace and attained martyrdom.
Some 124 Bangladeshi peacekeepers have embraced martyrdom in various UN peace missions.
Of them, six peacekeepers have embraced martyrdom from June 2014 to May 2015.