DHAKA, June 24, 2018 : Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal
Muhammad Shafiul Huq made a farewell call on President M Abdul Hamid at
Bangabhaban this afternoon.
“It was a farewell call,” President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told.
During the meeting, the Army Chief expressed his gratitude to the President
for extending necessary guidance and cooperation in discharging his duties.
The President, also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, thanked
the outgoing army chief for carrying out his assignment properly during his
“The image of Bangladesh Army has brightened across the world during his
(Huq) tenure,” Abedin quoted the President as saying.
President Hamid said Bangladesh Army, which was formed with the spirit of
the 1971 Liberation War, is the country’s pride.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, who will be promoted as a
General and will take over the charge as the Army Chief on June 25 (tomorrow)
for next three years, according to a gazette notification of the Ministry of
Defence issued on June 18.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.