KUWAIT: The military cooperation between Kuwait and Bangladesh is very distinctive, particularly in fields of training courses, a senior Kuwaiti army officer said Monday. The bilateral military ties date back to 1990 when the Bangladeshi forces took part in the war to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, Brigadier Ghazi Al-Shammari, Assistant Commandant of Signal Corps in the Kuwaiti Army, told reporters.
Shammari made his remarks during a reception held at the Bangladeshi Embassy to mark Bangladesh Armed Forces’ 45th anniversary. The Bangladeshi forces’ efforts during the post-Gulf War period in 1991 were so memorable, especially their effective participation in inspecting and clearing the landmines that the Iraqi army planted inside Kuwait during their invasion, he noted.
He also valued the Bangladeshi army’s great sacrifices during the demining process, in which 270 soldiers lost their lives and 56 others were wounded, reiterating the Kuwaiti army’s constant readiness to preserve security and safety in the Kuwait and the region.
Meanwhile, Brigadier Mohammad Nasim Al-Ghani, Military Attache at the Bangladeshi Embassy, commended the deep cooperation and coordination between his country’s armed forces and the Kuwaiti army since the liberation of Kuwait. Currently, there are around 147,000 Bangladeshi soldiers in 40 countries working to spread peace around the world, Ghani said, expressing his pride in his countrymen for being ‘peace promoters’. – KUNA