Dhaka, Feb 16: Newly appointed Ambassador of Algeria to Bangladesh Rabah Larbi called on Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday, following his recent presentation of credentials to President of Bangladesh Md Abul Hamid.
The Foreign Minister welcomed the new Ambassador and assured him of all-out cooperation in discharging his duties, particularly in facilitating the re-opening process of the new Algerian Mission in Dhaka. He appreciated the Algerian government’s decision in re-opening their resident diplomatic Mission in Dhaka in reciprocity of re-opening Bangladesh Mission in Algeria in 2016.
The Foreign Minister recalled with happiness the historic visit of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Algeria to attend the Fourth NAM Summit in September 1973 and appreciated the Algerian government’s gesture in preserving the honoured memory of Bangabandhu’s historic visit through dedicating a corner in the Palace of Nations in Algiers for displaying his pictures and sayings.
The Minister reiterated Bangladesh’s willingness to strengthen bilateral ties with Algeria for enhanced substantive cooperation in the fields of trade and commerce, socio-economic development and people-to-people contacts to the mutual benefits of the two brotherly countries.
Dr Momen hoped that the re-opening of the Algerian Mission in Dhaka on the eve of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and of the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence would usher in newer avenues of bilateral cooperation. (UNI)