Letter to UN will not impact on peacekeeping missions: FM...

Letter to UN will not impact on peacekeeping missions: FM

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:31 PM, 25 January 2022   Updated: 03:30 PM, 25 January 2022

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen; File Photo

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen; File Photo

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen today said 12 international organizations had written to the United Nations (UN) not to take Bangladesh on peacekeeping missions, however, it will not have any impact on the country.

He made the remarks after paying homage to the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi No. 32 in the capital on behalf of Bangabandhu Foundation on Tuesday.

In a query of reporters, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said when the UN recruits members from a country for peacekeeping missions, they sort out the scrutinization very well. “The 12 international organizations that have written to the UN not to take Bangladesh in the peacekeeping mission will not be affected,” he added.

In response to a query, Dr. AK Abdul Momen said some people are spreading false propaganda against the country. They have no compassion for their country. However, there will be no benefit in spreading propaganda against the country.

Dr. Momen said if RAB members need to be trained on any subject, we would request the United States to train them.

Earlier, 12 international human rights organizations had written to the UN to exclude Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from the UN peacekeeping mission for alleged human rights violations. The 12 human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, wrote the letter to UN Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

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