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140 Bangladesh Police officers get UN medal for peacekeeping in Mali

  • Published at 04:35 pm September 24th, 2021
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Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali Collected

The medals were presented to the Bangladeshi cops at the MINUSMA Headquarters on Tuesday

As many as 140 members of Bangladesh Police working with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been awarded the UN Medal for their outstanding contribution to the global peacekeeping operations.

The medal was presented to the Bangladesh cops at the MINUSMA headquarters on September 21, where the mission's Police Commissioner Gen Bettina Patricia Bugani was present as the chief guest.

Gen Bettina praised the professionalism and dedication of the Bangladesh Police in her speech. She said the members of BANFPU-1 have been very active in executing the mission mandate.


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Commander (Superintendent of Bangladesh Police) Belal Uddin, on his part, said that the members of Bangladesh Police have upheld the dignity of the country in the international arena despite facing various challenges amid the pandemic and by performing their duties with sincerity and dedication.

He also thanked every officer for their contribution. Besides, he expressed his gratitude to the UN authorities for awarding the Peacekeeping Medal to Bangladesh Police.

Chief of Operations Sharfadin Margis, along with members of the military, police, and civilians from various countries, were present on the occasion.