State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam has reaffirmed Bangladesh’s commitment in protecting civilians as an integral part of her contribution to UN peacekeeping operations.
‘Bangladesh considered protection of civilians to be something more fundamental to peacekeeping than mere mandate implementation. For us, it is unacceptable that civilians would come under armed attacks where our peacekeepers are deployed’, he said.
Shahriar told this at an Open Debate on ‘Protecting Civilians in the context of UN Peacekeeping Operations’ at Security Council chamber in New York, USA on Friday, according to a message received in Dhaka on Saturday night.
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Source: New Age