Peacekeepers are our ambassadors of peace: Momen
Published: 03:26 PM, 29 May 2021
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said the country’s UN peacekeepers are the ambassadors of peace.
“Our peacekeepers are our ambassadors of peace and branding Bangladesh abroad as a peace-loving nation and contributing to building a peaceful global order,” he said.
The foreign minister made the remarks while inaugurating the Peacekeepers Day Rally to commemorate the ‘International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers’-2021 in the capital.
Dr Momen said the whole world lauds Bangladesh for its leading role in the maintenance of international peace and security and our professionalism.
“Our contribution to world peace helps us keep our head high in the international forum,” he said.
“Our participation in the peacekeeping operations and devoted service and sacrifices of our peacekeepers make us proud as a nation,” Dr Momen observed.
He recalled the contribution of all the peacekeepers who are serving round the clock to protect many of the world’s most vulnerable people with dedication, distinction, and courage.
“On this day, we especially salute those peacekeepers who made their supreme sacrifice,” he said.
The foreign minister noted that Bangladesh is currently the top contributors of military and police to UN Peacekeeping with almost six and a half thousand peacekeepers deployed in 8 countries at present.
“Even during this global Pandemic, our peacekeepers continue to serve in various peacekeeping missions, fearlessly rendering their responsibilities,” he said.
Dr Momen hoped that the peacekeepers’ dedicated-endeavors would help achieve sustainable peace for the international community.