Algeria reopens embassy after 3 decades of closure 

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 01:04, Jan 29,2020


Algeria is all set to reopen its embassy in Dhaka after over 30 years.

The country has already sent ambassador-designate Rabah Larbi as mission chief of the reopened embassy, said foreign ministry officials.

Rabah Larbi, who reached Dhaka about a month ago, is likely to present his credentials to president Abdul Hamid at the earliest.

Algeria, a north African country, had closed its embassy in Dhaka in 1990.

The Algerian government decided to reopen its embassy in Dhaka after the Embassy of Bangladesh was reopened in Algiers in 2016 for extending diplomatic presence in the region.

Several hundred Bangladesh citizens work in a fertiliser factory and some are also engaged in some other professions. 

Bangladesh’s export to Algeria was less than $10 million.

Bangladesh imports fertiliser from Algeria.  

Bangladesh had earlier opened its diplomatic mission in Algiers in 1973, but it was closed in 1993.

Foreign service officer Mohammed Abdul Hye is now Bangladesh ambassador to Algeria since reopening of the embassy in Algiers.

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