Bangladesh has always supported Palestine in the 80-year-old conflict between Israel and Palestine. He never recognized Israel as a country.
Bangladesh has taken a major decision amidst violent tension in Israel and Palestine. Not only Pakistan but also countries like Turkey, Iran can be offended by this decision. After almost a decade, Bangladesh has lifted the ban on Israel. Earlier, Bangladesh had banned traveling to Israel. This decision is considered to be very important in the face of increased tension between Israel and Hamas. Israel has welcomed the decision, saying that it will improve relations between Dhaka and Tel Aviv. (Bangladesh lifts ban on travel to Israel)
Earlier, it was written on the Bangladeshi passport, ‘This passport will be valid in all countries except Israel.’ But the government has also removed this condition on Saturday. Citizens of Bangladesh can now travel to Israel. This means that Bangladesh has recognized Israel as a country.
Israel welcomed the decision
Israel has welcomed Bangladesh’s decision. Gilead Cohen, deputy director general of Israel’s foreign ministry, said, ‘Good news! Bangladesh has removed the travel ban imposed on Israel. This is a good step and I would like to ask the Bangladeshi government to go ahead and establish relations between the two countries. This will benefit the citizens of both the countries.
Changes are being made as per international standards
Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that he is making some changes so that the passport meets international standards. Bangladesh has always supported Palestine in the 80-year-old conflict between Israel and Palestine. He never recognized Israel as a country. Because of this, there were no diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Bangladesh Home Minister, however, has clarified that there is still no change in his stand. He is not in support of Israel. Israel has also strengthened its relations with several Muslim countries such as the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan in the past year.
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