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BAF ferries medical aid from South Korea

  • Published at 06:13 pm June 19th, 2020
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The BAF team in front of the C-130J aircraft which transported essential medical aid from South Korea to Bangladesh on Thursday, June 18, 2020 Courtesy

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, provided necessary guidance to carry out the mission

A Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) team has ferried medical aid from South Korea and landed safely in Dhaka on Thursday night.

The medical aid provided by some non-governmental organizations of South Korea, was collected at the initiative of Defence Adviser Air Commodore Kazi Shafiqul Hasan, BSP, AWC, PSC, Bangladesh Embassy, in South Korea.

Fifteen members of BAF left Dhaka on Wednesday by a C-130J aircraft to transport the essential medical aid from South Korea.

Air Commodore Syed Sayeedur Rahman of BAF led the team, said a press release of the Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) on Friday.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, provided necessary guidance to carry out the mission.

In compliance with policies published by the Government of Bangladesh, the armed forces are conducting various activities under the direction of the honourable prime minister to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

In line with this, the armed forces adopted a plan to collect medical aid including masks, negative pressure machines, detection kits and PPE, provided by some non-governmental organizations. This was initiated by the Defence Wing of the Bangladesh Embassy in South Korea in cooperation with the South Korean Government in order to strengthen the coronavirus prevention system in Bangladesh.

The South Korean Government has made outstanding efforts in combating the coronavirus. They have given sincere support in various affected countries of the world, including Bangladesh, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As a token of friendship, the Bangladesh Government sent some souvenir items by the aircraft that went to South Korea for coronavirus medical supplies.

We look forward to a further strengthening of the existing friendly relationship between South Korea and Bangladesh.

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