Singapore will upgrade its Dhaka consulate to a high commission on October 1

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Published: 9/21/2023 6:08:03 AM

Singapore will upgrade its consulate in Dhaka to a high commission from October 1.

The upgrade reflects the enhanced economic and people-to-people relations between Singapore and Bangladesh, said the government of Singapore.

The development was shared by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, to Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on September 20 during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The high commission’s operating hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm, Sundays to Thursdays (closed on Bangladesh’s public holidays and Singapore’s National Day).

Foreign Minister Dr Momen had earlier requested the Singapore Foreign Minister to set up a full-fledged mission in Dhaka that would benefit both countries.

Momen called for more investment from Singapore in Bangladesh and said that Singapore can take the opportunity to invest in Bangladesh’s special economic zones.

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