UN Peacekeepers Day today
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Agency

Bangladesh will join the world in observing International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Thursday, the Interservices Public Relations Directorate said in a statement.

President Iajuddin Ahmed and chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed gave separate messages on the eve of the occasion.

The Bangladesh armed forces have chalked out different programmes to mark the day.

The day's programmes will begin will be inaugurated by foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury at 6am.

A reception for the relatives of fallen peacekeepers and retired injured peacekeepers will be arranged at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre later in the day, to be attended by the chief adviser and other advisers to the caretaker government.

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