Bangladeshi military medics support Kuwait against COVID-19

Cairo: A medical team from the Bangladeshi army has arrived in Kuwait to support the Gulf country’s efforts against COVID-19, a Bangladeshi envoy has disclosed without details.

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Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Kuwait Md Ashikuzzaman added that both countries have maintained long-standing links, including military cooperation.

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Addressing a ceremony marking the 49th anniversary of the Bangladeshi army, Ashikuzzaman said that Bangladesh was among the countries that had contributed troops to a US-led multinational coalition that liberated Kuwait from Saddam Hussein’s 1990 occupation, Al Rai newspaper has reported.

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Thirteen Bangladeshi soldiers were killed over the period from 1991 to 1993 during a demining process in Kuwait that followed the eviction of Saddam’s forces, added the ambassador.

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The ceremony held in the Bangladeshi embassy was limited to the staff due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus.

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There are around 350,00 Bangladeshis in Kuwait.

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