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Nordic countries to operate from one embassy
Diplomatic Correspondent
Published : Wednesday, 1 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 139
The authorities of the three Nordic emb-assies in Bangladesh announced that they will operate jointly under same roof from a new shared premise in Dhaka from July.
The embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden will share resources,
work together and envisages "to strengthen our cooperation in the foreign policy area", said a media note on Tuesday.
The new rechristened name 'Nordic Embassy' will be a strong platform for further expansion of the longstanding partnerships between the Nordic countries and Bangladesh.
The Danish and the Norwegian embassies are already operating from the new premises.
The Swedish embassy will be closed for visitors from July 1 to 12 and will operate from the new premises from July 13, the statement said.
The Nordic Embassy will be housed at Bay's Edgewater, 6th floor, Plot No NE (N) 12, North Avenue, Gulshan-2.
"The new Nordic Embassy will be one common
representation and one common expression- together we are stronger."
Ambassador of Denmark Hanne Fugl Eskj?r said on the move that the three Nordic countries are known worldwide as frontrunners when it comes to green
technologies, innovation, and a sustainable approach to business and society as such.
"The new Nordic Embassy will strengthen our joint efforts to promote and share these solutions with Bangladesh," said the envoy.
Norwegian Ambassador Merete Lundemo said, "The Nordic countries have a longstanding tradition for
cooperation, and a strong common brand.
Joint Nordic Embassies are now being established in many countries to strengthen our cooperation in the foreign policy area.
"I'm very pleased that Bangladesh is one of the countries where we have successfully established a common structure for our representation, and look forward to making full use of it together with my colleagues."
Ambassador of Sweden Johan Frisell said Denmark, Norway and Sweden share many parts of their culture, language, traditions, and society.
"Our countries share similar democratic values, social welfare systems, gender equality policy, and export-oriented and trade focused economies.
 Moving in together will be a great opportunity for us to work together as a Nordic Embassy."

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