US asks for Bangladeshi troops in Afghanistan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 27, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 27, 2010

US asks for Bangladeshi troops in Afghanistan

The USA yesterday requested Bangladesh to send combat troops to Afghanistan to ensure security and stability in the war-ravaged country, reports BBC Bangla Service.
US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke made the plea before Foreign Minister Dipu Moni at a meeting in New York.
Dipu Moni assured the US envoy of further talks on the issue.
Diplomatic analysts in Dhaka, however, say it is risky to send troops to Afghanistan right now and the decision of sending troops should be made after consulting the United Nations and other Muslim-dominated countries.
A foreign ministry statement in the capital disclosed the US request for troops.
The foreign minister also informed the US envoy that the proposal of sending teachers and doctors to the war-ravaged country has already been made to Bangladesh, the statement added.

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