UNFICYP welcomes Bangladesh and Indonesia at UNPOL flag-raising ceremony
UNFICYP held a flag-raising ceremony for Bangladesh and Indonesia at the United Nations Protected Area this morning.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus and Head of UNFICYP, Colin Stewart, accompanied by UNPOL' Senior Police Advisor, Assistant Police Commissioner Satu Koivu, welcomed the Police Contributing Countries with the arrival of UNPOL officers, Anita Devi, Tika Nur Pratiwi and Mohammed Alam.
“Bangladesh and Indonesia are one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations and they both are committed to increasing the number and role of female peacekeepers," stated the Senior Police Advisor, Satu Koivu.
The Honorary Consul of Indonesia, Antonis Michaelides, and Honorary Consul of Bangladesh, Pavlou Kalalydjian, on the island also attended the ceremony together with other UNPOL officers.
Bangladesh and Indonesia joined to the UN Police component of UNFICYP in November 2022 and the flag raising ceremonies were held today.