Chief of Army Staff returns home...

Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

Chief of Army Staff returns home

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:23 PM, 13 February 2021   Updated: 10:59 PM, 13 February 2021

The Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, (Photo: ISPR)

The Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, (Photo: ISPR)

The Chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed has returned home on Friday morning, around 10 am after an official visit to the United States of America.

General Aziz left Dhaka for the United States on January 29 following an invitation by his US counterpart. 

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the matter by issuing a press release today. 

General Aziz met senior officers of the US Army and visited various military installations and training facilities during his visit. He also met different important personalities related to the UN peacekeeping mission, said the press release. 

On February 2, the Chief of Army Staff met with the deputy assistant secretary to the Office of the Secretary of Defence for Policy South and Southeast Asia and the representative of Defense Security Cooperation. 

During the meeting, various issues related to bilateral cooperation between the two countries were discussed,  the press release read. The Army Chief expressed hope that the United States would play an important role on the Rohingya issue on behalf of the Bangladesh side.  

The Army Chief emphasized sending back the death row convict in Bangabandhu murder case Rashed Chowdhury to Bangladesh. 

On February 4, a guard of honor, on behalf of US Army chief General McConville, was presented to the chief of the Bangladesh Army. Later he paid a courtesy call to the U.S. Military Chief and discussed the ways to strengthen the relations between the armies of the two countries as well as mutual cooperation. 

Last week, the Chief of Army Staff exchanged views with the military adviser and under-secretary-generals to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission. Prior to the talks, senior UN officials lauded the professional skills of Bangladeshi peacekeepers.  

The official visit of General Aziz to USA would play an important role in increasing the participation of Bangladeshi peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping missions and increasing Bangladesh's representation at the policy-making / force-command level, the press release added that.