1,05,000 Bangladeshi peacekeepers take part in UN Peace Missions-Dipu Moni

A total of 1,05,000 Bangladeshi peacekeepers comprising of different forces have participated in the UN sponsored peace keeping missions in various war-ravaged countries so far to establish peace there.

Foreign Minister (FM) Dr Dipu Moni informed this in the Jatiya Sangsad today while replying to a scripted question from treasury bench member Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh.

Citing recent statistics till April this year, the foreign minister told the House that a total of 9,949 Bangladeshi peacekeepers comprising of 7,855 from Bangladesh armed forces and 2,094 from police have been working in 10 peacekeeping missions at present.

The number is the highest one in terms of single country peacekeepers working in UN Peace Missions, she added.

Dr Dipu Moni said, of the total peacekeepers, 27 are working in Minurso in West Sahara, 483 in Minustah in Haiti, 2,945 in Democratic Republic of Congo, 1,107 in Sudan, 324 in UNIFIL mission in Lebanon, 1,468 in UNMIL mission in Liberia, 903 in UNMISS mission in South Sudan, 146 in UNMIT mission in East Timor, 2,544 in UNOCI in Ivory Coast and two in UNSMIS in Syria.

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