Force Commander of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Major General Jean-Paul Deconinck paid a courtesy call on the Bangladesh Army Chief Gen Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq at the latter’s office on Sunday.
The duo discussed the activities, training and various professional issues of the Bangladesh Army personnel deployed at the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, according to a press release issued by Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) on Monday.
Maj Gen Deconinck headed a two-member delegation which arrived in Bangladesh on September 30. They boarded the same flight that was carrying the bodies of the three deceased Bangladesh peacekeepers who were killed in an improvised explosive devices (IED) explosion following a clash with a group of criminals in Mali on September 24.
The namaz-e-janaza of the deceased peacekeepers was held at the Chopper’s Den in Dhaka Cantonment on Sunday where Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marsha Abu Esrar were present among others.
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