President asks Army to stand by need of people

President M Abdul Hamid  asked the members of Bangladesh Army to stand by the people at the time of their needs as the new Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed called on him at Bangabhaban on Thursday.

Welcoming the new army chief, the President highlighted the glorious role of Bangladesh Army at the national and international levels, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told state news agency.

Recalling the outstanding contribution of the army personnel at the time of country’s need, Abdul Hamid said the army has always come forward in times of crisis, including various natural disasters.

President Hamid hoped that under the efficient leadership of the new chief, the Bangladesh Army would become an international standard force in future equipped with modern technology.

It would also play a leading role in the needs of the country, the head of the state hoped. During the meeting, the new army chief sought the President’s guidance and overall cooperation in doing his assignments in the days to come. Abdul Hamid wished the new army chief success in his duties.

President’s Office Secretary Sampad Barua, Military Secretary Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin and Secretary (attachment) Wahidul Islam Khan were present at the time.


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