We want to "send more" peacekeepers: Bangladesh Adviser

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Retired Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, National Defence and Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. UN News/Matt Wells.

Bangladesh – already one of the largest troop-contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions around the world – would like to send more troops, despite the increasing dangers they face.

That's the view of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister's National Defence and Security Adviser, who led his country's delegation to the recent UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference, in Vancouver, Canada.

Retired Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique said the training and perspective they gained with the UN, made them smarter and more capable back home.

And with one of the highest number of women serving as blue helmets and police, he told UN News it was vital to improve women participation, and for other countries to follow Bangladesh's strict disciplinary code for violations such as sexual exploitation and abuse.

Mr Siddique spoke to Matt Wells in Vancouver.

Duration: 3'26"

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