Kuwait praises Bangladesh army

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Chief of Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces Lt Gen Mohamed Khaled al-Khadher speaks to newsmen about the rescue operation by the Bangladesh army. Photo: The Gulf TimesChief of staff of Kuwait Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Khaled al-Khadher has appreciated the Bangladesh army personnel for their capacity to respond quickly.

He referred to the quick rescue operation after a Bangladesh Air Force helicopter carrying him and 15 others made an emergency landing in Sreemangal on Wednesday, The Gulf Times reported on Friday.

“The capability of the Bangladesh army personnel in the rescue is highly appreciable...They came to the rescue in just five minutes after the emergency landing,” he was quoted to have said.

The visiting Kuwait Armed Forces chief was speaking at an event where he met prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban, the report said referring to the prime minister’s press secretary.

Lt Gen Mohamed Khaled al-Khadher was said to have stressed that Bangladesh and Kuwait have a strong relation and the purpose of his visit to Bangladesh was to strengthen ties further.

According to the report, Al-Khadher pointed out that more than 6,000 Bangladeshi armed forces members are working in Kuwait and are highly professional and dedicated.

Al-Khadher reportedly lauded Bangladesh’s role in providing refuge to Rohingyas fleeing genocide in Myanmar.

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