Kuwaiti-Bangladeshi mil­i­tary ties dis­tinc­tive: Se­nior of­fi­cer

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The mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Kuwait and Bangladesh is very dis­tinc­tive, par­tic­u­larly in fields of train­ing cour­ses, a se­nior Kuwaiti army of­fi­cer said Mon­day. The bi­lat­eral mil­i­tary ties date back to 1990 when the Bangladeshi forces took part in the war to lib­er­ate Kuwait from the Iraqi in­va­sion, Bri­gadier Ghazi Al-Sham­mari, As­sis­tant Com­man­dant of Sig­nal Corps in the Kuwaiti Army, told re­porters.

Sham­mari made his re­marks dur­ing a re­cep­tion held at the Bangladeshi Em­bassy to mark Bangladesh Armed Forces’ 45th an­niver­sary. The Bangladeshi forces’ ef­forts dur­ing the post-Gulf War pe­riod in 1991 were so mem­o­rable, espe­cially their ef­fec­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion in in­spect­ing and clear­ing the land­mines that the Iraqi army planted in­side Kuwait dur­ing their in­va­sion, he noted.

He also val­ued the Bangladeshi army’s great sac­ri­fices dur­ing the dem­i­ning process, in which 270 sol­diers lost their lives and 56 oth­ers were wounded, reit­er­at­ing the Kuwaiti army’s con­stant readi­ness to pre­serve se­cu­rity and safety in the Kuwait and the re­gion.

Mean­while, Bri­gadier Mo­ham­mad Nasim Al-Ghani, Mil­i­tary At­tache at the Bangladeshi Em­bassy, com­mended the deep co­op­er­a­tion and co­or­di­na­tion be­tween his coun­try’s armed forces and the Kuwaiti army since the lib­er­a­tion of Kuwait. Cur­rently, there are around 147,000 Bangladeshi sol­diers in 40 coun­tries work­ing to spread peace around the world, Ghani said, ex­press­ing his pride in his coun­try­men for be­ing ‘peace pro­mot­ers’. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Bri­gadier Ghazi Al-Sham­mari, Bri­gadier Mo­ham­mad Nasim Al-Ghani and other of­fi­cials cut the cer­e­mony’s cake. — Pho­tos by Joseph Sha­gra

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