Iraq to reopen mission in Bangladesh

November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin  
Dhaka, Oct 9 (ANI): The Iraqi authorities have expressed keen interest to reopen its diplomatic mission in Dhaka, officials said on Tuesday.

Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari in a letter to his Bangladesh’s counterpart expressed the interest to reopen the mission.

He wrote the letter in line with the government decision to open up an embassy in Dhaka, said an official of the foreign ministry.

“We will welcome and Iraqi embassy in Dhaka. This will go long way towards strengthening our friendly relations,” foreign affairs adviser of Bangladesh’s interim administration, Iftekhar Ahmed, told reporters.

In his letter dated September 11, 2007, the Iraqi minister wrote, “In recognition of Bangladesh’s esteemed support for Iraq , this decision has been taken.”

Bangladesh and Iraq had a good diplomatic relations as both the nations belong to Muslim world. Until mid of the latest Iraq war that began in 2001, Iraq had an Embassy to pursue the deposed dictator Saddam Hussein’s policy in Bangladesh.

The mission was shut down in 2003. Bangladesh’s foreign ministry was officially acknowledged this information on August 10. (ANI)

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