Bangladesh navy begins operation in Lebanon | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 18, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 18, 2010

Bangladesh navy begins operation in Lebanon

Two Bangladesh Navy ships -- BNS OSMAN and BNS MADHUMATI -- have reached Lebanon to take part in the UN Peacekeeping Mission under UNIFIL.
Already, BNS MADHUMATI and BNS OSMAN have started their operation in the Mediterranean Sea on May 15 and 17 respectively as part of the peacekeeping mission, said an ISPR release in the city yesterday.
BNS OSMAN and MADHUMATI left Chittagong port on April 12 and reached Beirut Port in Lebanon on May 7. Two ships were included in UN mission from that day.
These ships have taken stopover in Colombo, Oman and Jeddah port during their voyage towards Lebanon.
Members of both the ships performed “OMRAH HAJJ” during their stopover at Jeddah port. This is for the first time in South Asia, from where Bangladesh Navy Ships joined the UN Mission at UNIFIL.
At present, navy ships from Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Belgium and Turkey are included in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Meanwhile, Japanese and Indonesian navy have also expressed their interest to participate in that maritime task force.
It is a matter of great pride for Bangladesh Navy and the nation to participate with such developed and modern navy fleet in the said mission, the release said.

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