MoU signed for construction of permanent building of Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, May 4: Agreement (protocol) regarding plot allocation by the UAE Government for construction of its own permanent complex of Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Memorandum of Understanding on formation of Joint Consular Committee consisting of officials from Foreign Ministries of Bangladesh and UAE have been signed.
The MoU was signed in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates Md. Abu Zafar and UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah Ali Al Hamoudi signed the protocol and memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective governments at the conference room of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi. Senior officials of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bangladesh Embassy were present.
Through the protocol on allotment of plots for embassies, the UAE government allotted a plot of 5515 square meters in the new diplomatic zone for the construction of the Bangladesh Embassy complex in Abu Dhabi.
It is reported that the Bangladesh government allocated a plot in Baridhara for the UAE embassy in Dhaka in 2014, in return for which in January 2020 the UAE government allocated a plot of 4246 square meters for the Bangladesh embassy in Abu Dhabi. But as this land was considered insufficient for the construction of a large embassy building and other necessary facilities for the convenience of providing consular and welfare services to a large number of expatriates living in the UAE, the embassy requested the UAE government to allocate a large plot in 2021.
In view of this, the UAE government allotted the new plot. Which is about one Bigha larger in size than the earlier allotted plot. Once the infrastructural development of the new diplomatic zone is completed, the UAE authorities will hand over the said plot to the embassy, then the permanent embassy complex will be constructed on a priority basis, which will include the residence of the embassy ambassador, auditorium and other necessary infrastructure.
After the signing ceremony, Ambassador Abu Zafar said in his response that the excellent brotherly relationship between Bangladesh and the UAE has been reflected through the execution of this protocol and memorandum of understanding today. By implementing these and other agreements and memorandums of understanding signed so far, our bilateral relations will soon be elevated to the level of partnership. Besides, it will be possible to ensure better consular services and welfare of expatriate Bangladeshis living in this country.