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    Indian foreign secretary’s hasty visit misfires

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2020

    THE Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s hastily arranged and sudden visit to Dhaka is shrouded in mystery. The centrepiece of the visit was his...

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    China orders US consulate in Chengdu to close

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:41am on July 25, 2020

    China on Friday ordered the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu to close in retaliation for one of its missions in the United...

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    Bangladesh sends new PR to UN

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:39pm on May 18, 2020

    Bangladesh has appointed Md Mustafizur Rahman, current high commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, as the next permanent representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations offices...

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    7 foreign envoys in Bangladesh call for freedom of expression

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 05:37pm on May 07, 2020

    Seven foreign ambassadors in Bangladesh on Thursday stressed the need for upholding independence of the press and freedom of expression for disseminating facts-based information during...

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    The virus claims a victim at UN: personal diplomacy

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:07am on March 16, 2020

    At the normally busy headquarters of the United Nations in New York, life is suddenly moving at slow speed — very slow speed. This temple of...

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    Labour diplomacy needed for Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A PROMPT action on part of the government is still absent to end the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. After public protests...

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    Lanka continues delicate dance with India

    MK Bhadrakumar | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2019

    SRI Lanka is a role model for the dictum of diplomacy being the extension of a country’s national policies. Sri Lanka’s performance must be commended...

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    Dhaka’s cricket diplomacy stillborn

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on December 01, 2019

    SHEIKH Hasina has a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart at every available opportunity in India or abroad since she assumed office in January 2009....

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    Nat’l interests must get priority in diplomacy: experts

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on November 14, 2019

    Governments require maintaining national interests on a priority basis during engagements at the bilateral and regional levels, experts said on Wednesday. While engaging at bilateral-level...

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    The perils of post-370 diplomacy

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2019

    IN THE weeks following the government’s decision to amend Article 370 and divide Jammu and Kashmir into two separate union territories, the government sent out...