Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday hoped that there will be no impact on Bangladeshis’ joining peacekeeping missions as the United Nations (UN) takes peacekeepers with much scrutiny.
“Their (UN) spokesperson said the UN always takes people with scrutiny. They’ve long been taking (Bangladeshis),” he told reporters while responding to a question regarding the letter sent by 12 human rights organisations to UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.
In the letter dated November 8, the organisations said the United Nations Department of Peace Operations should ban the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from UN deployment.
After attending another function in the city, Dr Momen said when the UN takes peacekeepers, they take them after scrutiny. So, we aren’t worried that much about this."