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Dhaka reopens mission in Algeria after 2 decades

  • Published at 07:01 pm October 20th, 2016
Dhaka reopens mission in Algeria after 2 decades
The government has reopened its diplomatic mission in Algeria after over two decades of its closure. Md Abdul Hye, Bangladesh ambassador-designate to Algeria, is expected to join it soon, reports UNB. The government hopes that the reopening of the mission 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. The then BNP-Jamaat government closed down the diplomatic mission in Algeria in 1993 which was opened on August 10, 1973, said the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. With a view to strengthening the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, 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. The Charge de Affaires Md Shahjahan will be conducting the day-to-day affairs until the ambassador-designate joins the mission. Algeria was among one of the first Arab countries to recognise Bangladesh after its independence.