Bangladesh Removed 'except Israel' From Passport

Bangladesh Removed ‘except Israel’ From Passport

The latest news about Bangladesh is that ” Bangladesh Removed ‘except Israel’ From Passport”. Although the removal of the words “except Israel” from the new passport seemed to indicate that Bangladesh had removed its decades-old travel ban on Israel, the country has clarified that “Bangladesh did not change its stance on Israel, including the travel ban,” regardless of the new e-passports.

Bangladesh declared on Saturday that the words “except Israel” will be removed from the current passport, which Israel welcomed as a “lifting of a decades-old travel ban.” However, Dhaka was swift to point out that the decision to delete those terms does not imply a change in Bangladesh’s attitude toward Israel, as the country continues to refuse to recognise Israel.

Dr. AK Abdul Momen, Bangladesh’s foreign minister, told reporters in Dhaka on Sunday, “When we launched the e-passport six months ago, we decided to remove the phrase “except Israel” from the passport. It is for the purpose of standardising our passport. However, our foreign policy against Israel will remain unchanged. We will not develop diplomatic relations with Israel. We stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle. Two-state options are also something we endorse. As a result, our foreign policy will not change.”

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Earlier, Gilad Cohen, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Deputy Director-General for Asia and the Pacific, tweeted that Bangladesh had lifted its travel ban on Israel.
“That’s fantastic news! The travel ban to Israel has been lifted in Bangladesh. This is a positive step, and I urge the Bangladeshi government to pursue diplomatic relations with Israel so that both our peoples can profit and prosper “He sent out a tweet.


Bangladesh Clarifies Its Stance Against Israel

In a tweet on Sunday, Bangladesh’s foreign ministry explained that “irrespective of new e-passports, Bangladesh has not changed stance on Israel, including the travel ban.” The current news is Bangladesh Removed ‘except Israel’ From Passport

“Bangladesh condemns atrocities against Palestinians and reiterates its moral stance in light of UN resolutions on a two-state solution to the #Palestine-#Israel dispute,” the tweet continued.

“The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently been drawn to a tweet sent from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel welcoming the lifting of the ban on travel to Israel on E-passports issued by Bangladesh,” the Bangladesh foreign ministry said in a press release. The misunderstanding seems to have stemmed from the latest E-passport booklets, which do not include the phrase “all countries except Israel.”

The statement went on to say: “The elimination of the observation was done to keep Bangladeshi e-passports up to international standards, and it does not mean a shift in Bangladesh’s Middle East policy. The ban on Bangladeshi passport holders visiting Israel remains in place. Bangladesh’s government has not changed its stance on Israel, and it remains committed to its long-standing role in this regard “.

Confusion as Bangladesh drops ‘except Israel’ from new passports

Masud Karim, a senior journalist, said, “I believe it is simply a technical issue. Bangladesh has no political will to develop relations with Israel at this time. No country in the world uses the phrase “except Israel” in their passport. This decision is not for foreign policy but is an administrative decision of Bangladesh’s home ministry. If the issue is one of foreign policy, [the] home [ministry] must consult with [the] foreign office. However, there was no communication between [the] two ministries. Actually, a passport is a form of identification. As a result, the identity must be uniform.” Latest news is Bangladesh Removed ‘except Israel’ From Passport.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told Anadolu Agency that the words “excluding Israel” have been removed from passports for “administrative convenience.”

Confusion as Bangladesh drops ‘except Israel’ from new passports

Momen said, “This has nothing to do with Bangladesh’s foreign policy.” He added that the decision is six months old.

“This change will have no impact on our status… He went on to say, “We are good supporters of Palestine.”

Meanwhile, the Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry released a statement on Sunday evening. He said urging people not to be misled by a tweet from an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

“The ban on Bangladeshi passport holders travelling to Israel remains in place. Bangladesh’s government has not changed its stance on Israel, and Bangladesh remains committed to its long-standing position,” it added.

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“Bangladesh reiterates its principled position concerning the Two-State Solution of the Palestine-Israel conflict in light of UN resolutions recognising pre-1967 borders and East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine,” the statement said, reiterating its condemnation of recent Israeli attacks on Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Yousef SY Ramadan, the Palestinian Ambassador in Dhaka. He said on Sunday that the removal of the terms – excluding Israel – from Bangladeshi passports is “unacceptable.”

“I’m aware of the situation. Every country has the right to decide on passports and other issues on its own. Now that I’ve accepted that, I’d say this decision is unfair to us,” Ramadan continued.

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