The embassies of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway were combined in July last year and are now known collectively as the Nordic Embassy in Dhaka, and was officially inaugurated on Tuesday. The embassy said that the joint premises would provide “a stronger and united presence”. The Nordic Embassy is a reflection of “the new phase of the deep ties” between the Nordic countries and Bangladesh. “It will mean a stronger, joint platform for further expansion of the long-standing partnerships between the Nordic countries and Bangladesh,” they said on Tuesday after the official opening. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali was the chief guest at the event, while Danish employment minister Jørn Neergaard Larsen, Norwegian State Minister for Trade, Industry and Fisheries Dilek Ayhan, and the Ambassador at the Swedish Ministry of Justice Eva Åkerman-Börje were present as guests of honour. Ties between Bangladesh and the three Nordic countries go back to the early 1970s when Bangladesh became an independent country.
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