Visiting Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations of United Nations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday said the UN is extremely grateful to Bangladesh for its contributions to global peacebuilding.
The UN under secretary came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after emerging from a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the state guest house Padma in the capital in the afternoon. The UN under secretary said Bangladesh is a role model in global peacekeeping efforts under United Nations Peacekeeping operations.“I just had a very friendly discussion with the minister foreign affairs. I thank him personally and thank Bangladesh for extremely strong support to peacekeeping and its steadfast engagement in favour of peace around the world,” he added.
“We are also very respectful to the service of the Bangladeshi peacekeepers around the world,” he further added.
Earlier in the morning, Jean-Pierre Lacroix along with four others arrived in Dhaka on a three-day visit.
Following Dhaka visit, he will travel to Kathmandu, Nepal, according to his travel announcement. Lacroix will then travel to New Delhi, before concluding his trip to the region with a visit to Islamabad.
Together, troops and police from these four countries—Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan, make up close to one-third of some 91,000 uniformed personnel across 14 UN peacekeeping operations.
While in the region, Lacroix will meet with senior officials from all four countries, including government, military and police officials. The South Asia tour is mainly intended to understand the preparations, training and overall activities of Bangladesh’s peacekeepers in the UN Peacekeeping Mission.In Bangladesh, the delegation members will call on the Prime Minister, the Chiefs of three Forces and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) during the visit. The team is scheduled to depart from Bangladesh on June 26.