Bangladesh is now the largest contributor of troops to UN peacekeeping missions, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
In a media statement on Saturday, ISPR said that a total of 6,731 Bangladeshi personnel were now stationed worldwide. Among them were armed forces, police and UN military experts on missions and staff officers.
United Nations Peacekeeping figures show that as of August this year, 644 members of Bangladesh Police, 29 UNMEM (United Nations Military Experts on Mission), 5,943 armed forces troops and 115 staff officers were currently deployed in different missions.
Ethiopia is in second position with 6,662 members, followed by Rwanda with 6,322 members.
Bangladeshi peacekeepers are currently deployed in eight out of 13 peacekeeping missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Western Sahara, Mali, Central African Republic, Yemen and Lebanon.
Bangladesh was the largest contributor to peacekeeping missions in 2011, 2014 and 2015, the second largest in 2012, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018, the third largest in 2019 and the fourth largest in 2016.