North Korea closes its Bangladeshi embassy

  • November 26, 2023

North Korea has closed down its embassy in Bangladesh, mentioning that it would maintain relations with Bangladesh through the New Delhi embassy.

“The decision of the North Korean embassy being closed down was communicated to the foreign ministry through a note verbal recently. The embassy closed down since November 20,” an official in the foreign ministry told The Daily Star today. The note verbal said that they are closing the embassies in Bangladesh and Nepal to more easily manage and operate their activities in the region from their New Delhi branch. Bangladesh does not have an embassy in North Korea, but it does have favorable relations with China through its embassy there.

A foreign ministry official was asked if the closing of the embassy would have any effect on Bangladesh. They said, “We don’t have any important trade relations.” Most of the time, we work together with foreign groups like the UN. It wouldn’t have any effect on us, then.”