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UN welcomes Dhaka’s proposal to invest in ‘strategic communication’


Published : 15 Jun 2021 09:51 PM | Updated : 16 Jun 2021 01:05 AM

UN Under-Secretary General for the Department of Operational Support Atul Khare welcomed the proposal of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen to invest in “strategic communications showcasing women in peacekeeping in an effort to increase participation of women in peacekeeping”.

They were meeting in New York on Monday, the foreign ministry said.

Khare expressed his deep appreciation to Bangladesh for their contribution to peacekeeping. He thanked Bangladesh for its leadership in implementing the UN's environmental strategy in the field. 

Khare also appreciated Bangladesh's readiness to deploy peacekeepers with enabling assets.

The Foreign Minister reached New York on 13 June to attend “important meetings” at the United Nations. 

Among others, he will attend the Joint Thematic event on LDCs at the United Nations General Assembly, and two important  events “The current Situation in Myanmar: implication for the Rohingya minority” and “Building Resilience for Sustainable and  Irreversible Graduation of the LDCs” organized by Bangladesh, along with other UN Member States and UN Secretariat.

 He is scheduled to meet the UN Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, and other High Level UN dignitaries during his week-long visit.

 During the meeting with Khare, the Foreign Minister reiterated Bangladesh's commitment to peacekeeping and thanked the Under Secretary General for their support to Bangladesh, especially for including Bangladesh Biman to transport the peacekeepers to the field. 

 He invited him to visit Bangladesh at an opportune moment and share his insights on peacekeeping with the audience in Bangladesh.