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02:15 PM, February 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:51 PM, February 07, 2018

Bangladesh wants peace, not war: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh does not want any war with any country as it works for peace.

"We don't want war; we want peace. We run the State following the principle of 'friendship to all malice to none'. Now I can say Bangladesh has cordial and friendly relations with most of the countries of the world," she said.

The prime minister said this while delivering her speech at the graduation ceremony of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) 2018 at Sheikh Hasina Complex of Mirpur Cantonment in Dhaka.

Terming the country's armed forces as the symbol of independence, Sheikh Hasina said they are much more developed, efficient and intelligent having modern training and equipment.

Alongside carrying out the noble responsibility of protecting the country's independence and sovereignty, the members of the armed forces are also making significant contributions towards tackling natural disasters, she said.

"They've also been assisting the civil administration for the county's development activities, construction of infrastructures, elimination of militancy and terrorism, and maintaining the law and order," she said.

Commandant of the College Maj Gen AKM Abdullahil Baquee delivered the welcome speech.

A total of 266 officers, including 136 officers from Army, 40 from Navy and 22 from Air Force, and 68 from various countries of the world graduated from this college this year.

On her arrival, the prime minister was received by the commandant of the college.

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