Lebanese Naval Commander, Commander In Chief Senior Captain Haissam Dannaoui was also present at the ceremony
A total of 110 Bangladesh Navy (BN) personnel, working as peacekeepers under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) were awarded UN Peace Medals on June 3 for their contributions to peace and stability of Lebanon.
UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) Commander Rear Admiral Sergio Renato Berna Salgueirinho handed over the awards to the Bangladesh peacekeepers at a ceremony in Lebanon capital Beirut, said a press release here on Monday.
Lebanese Naval Commander, Commander In Chief Senior Captain Haissam Dannaoui was also present at the ceremony, reports BSS.
MTF Commander expressed this gratitude to all naval personnel for their contribution and inspired them to perform their duty with proper safety measures to be safe from the pandemic coronavirus.
Members of Bangladesh Navy have been participating in UN peacekeeping missions since 1993.
BN naval force supports the Lebanese Navy in preventing the unauthorized entry of arms or related materiel by sea into Lebanon. Its mission also focuses on assisting Lebanon to raise its own naval forces to control and protect Lebanon’s seaways and territorial waters.