Army chief returns home from USA
The chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed returned home on Friday morning, wrapping up his official trip to the United States of America.
Issuing a press release today, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said that General Aziz left Dhaka for the United States on January 29 following an invitation by his US counterpart.
General Aziz met senior officers of the US Army and visited various military installations and training facilities during his visit.
He also met different important personalities related to UN peacekeeping mission, said the press release.
On February 2, he visited the deputy assistant secretary to the Office of the Secretary of Defence for Policy South and Southeast Asia and the representative of Defense Security Cooperation.
The press release said during the meeting various issues related to bilateral cooperation between the two countries were discussed.
General Aziz emphasised on sending back the death row convict in Bangabandhu murder case Rashed Chowdhury to Bangladesh.
On February 4, a guard of honour, on behalf of US Army chief General McConville, was presented to the chief of Bangladesh Army.
Later, he paid a courtesy call on his US counterpart and discussed ways to strengthen the relations between the armies of the two countries as well as mutual cooperation.
Last week, the army chief exchanged views with the military adviser and under-secretary-generals to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission.
During the discussion, the UN senior officials lauded the professional skills of the peacekeepers from Bangladesh.
The army chief made a promise to the senior UN officials over scaling up the strong role of Bangladesh Army in preserving world peace.
The press release added that General Aziz's US trip would play an important role in increasing the number of Bangladeshi members in UN peacekeeping missions.