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‘Process on to deploy 1,700 Bangladeshi troopers in Saudi Arabia’

  • Published at 11:56 pm October 29th, 2019
Chief of staff of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed addresses an event at the Qadirabad Cantonment in Natore on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Army chief says the troopers will help Saudi military in demining two regions

The process of deploying 1,700 Bangladeshi military personnel in two regions of Saudi Arabia has been set in motion, says the chief of staff of Bangladesh Army.

Bangladeshi troopers will assist the Saudi military in removing land mines in those two regions, following their deployment in line with an agreement signed recently between the countries, General Aziz Ahmed said at an event at the Qadirabad Cantonment in Natore on Tuesday.

He was the chief guest at the ceremony held to present regimental colours to four engineering battalion.

Gen Aziz also said that there was possibility that two demining battalions consisting of 1,700 military personnel and 18 additional personnel for the Bangladesh Military Contingent Command Headquarter will be deployed to Saudi Arabia’s Jazan and Najran regions.

Bangladesh has already sent a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard to the Saudi authorities concerned, he said, adding that the deployment process will officially begin once the MoU was approved.