Dhaka reopens mission in Algeria after two decades

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 18:23, Oct 20,2016



After over two decades, Bangladesh has reopened its diplomatic mission in Algeria and Bangladesh ambassador-designate to Algeria Md Abdul Hye is expected to join it soon. 

Bangladesh hopes that the reopening of Bangladesh mission in Algeria will usher in newer avenues of enhancement of substantive cooperation in the fields of trade and commerce, economic and social development and promoting people-to-people contacts for mutual benefits of the two countries.

Bangladesh had earlier opened its diplomatic mission in Algeria on August 10, 1973 which was later closed down by the then Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat 
government in 1993, said the foreign ministry on Thursday.

To strengthen the bilateral relations, the government decided to reopen Bangladesh embassy in Algeria at the backdrop of the emerging political, trade and economic importance of Algeria in the African continent and in the global scenario.

Algeria was among one of the first Arab countries to recognise Bangladesh after its independence. 

Algeria sponsored Bangladesh’s admission into the non-aligned movement through the fourth NAM summit conference held in Algiers in September 1973 and played a key role in Bangladesh’s entry into the OIC. 

Bangladesh enjoys brotherly bilateral relations with Algeria based on commonalities of history, tradition and religious faith. 

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