Ambassador lauds Kuwait-Bangladesh relation as historic, outstanding
Celebration of Bangladesh Armed Forces Day-2015
On the occasion the Armed Forces Day 2015, The Ambassador of Bangladesh Major General Ashab Uddin, ndc, psc (Retd) and Major General Bader Ahmed Al Awadhi, Chief of Military Inspection of Kuwait Armed Forces lauded very highly the relation between both countries’ Armed Forces as historic and outstanding. They had been speaking on the occasion, the reception hosted by the Defence Wing of Bangladesh Embassy in Crowne Plaza hotel and program organized by the Bangladesh Military Contingent (BMC) separately on 22 November 2015.
The Ambassador mentioned that Kuwait and Bangaldesh are strategic partners in different fields including military. The relations and bondage between the two countries are inseparable and historically connected. Bangladesh Armed Forces has participated in Operation Desert Storm along with the Allied Forces in 1990/91. Bangladesh Army supporting Kuwait in different fields like mine clearance, explosive disposal, medical, maintenance and service support since 1991. The friendship is deep rooted through supreme sacrifices of 71 Bangladeshi soldiers during liberation and reconstruction phase of Kuwait. The Ambassador expressed the thanks and deep gratitude to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Defense Minister Lieutenant General (Retd) Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad K AlKhadher on the occasion of Armed Forces Day - 2015.
Major General Bader also lauded and praised the contribution made by Bangladeshi Armed Personnel in liberating Kuwait and supporting them thereafter.
Bangladesh is one of the largest troops contributing in UN Peace Keeping Operations 15 different countries. So far, Bangladesh Armed Forces have participated in 54 missions abroad and 1,35,384 including 1011 female peacekeepers have participated for establishing global peace.
The Ambassador further expressed with great respect and honor the Father of the nation Bangubandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, valiant soldiers, man, woman in war of Independence of Bangaldesh and particularly from Armed Forced who sacrificed their lives. Remembered the great contribution of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for Kuwait and UN Peace Keeping Missions in the line of duty.
A good number of Diplomats, Defense attache and military officers of various countries, Officers of Bangladesh Military Contingent and other guest from Kuwait, other countries and Bangladesh Community of Kuwait attended both the events.