Official name
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
Form of government
Parliamentary republic
Capital
Dhaka
Head of State
Mohammad Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
22 February 1972

 

Political relations

The relations of the Republic of Serbia and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh are based on friendship and cooperation established as part of the Non-Aligned Movement. They are characterised by considerable room for intensifying political dialogue and improving cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The lack of an exchange of official bilateral visits by state officials during a longer period of time has been offset to an extent by meetings on the side-lines of multilateral events.
The delegation of Bangladesh at the 141st session of Inter-Parliamentary Union, held on 13—17 October 2019 in Belgrade, was led by the Speaker of the Parliament of PR Bangladesh S. S. Chaudhury, with whom the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the time Ivica Dačić held a meeting on 16 October 2019.
During the preceding period the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia at the time Ivica Dačić also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of PR Bangladesh Dr. A. K. A. Momen on the side-lines of the 74th UN GA in New York in September 2019, as well as on the side-lines of the Ministerial Meeting of the Nоn-Aligned Movement in Baku, on 24 October 2019.

 

Economic relations

Trade in goods with a total amount of 68.71 million euros was realised with Bangladesh during the 2020, where Serbian exports amounted to 130.000 euros, while imports from Bangladesh amounted to 68.58 million euros.
The total trade in goods during 2019 amounted to 86.8 million euros, where exports by the Republic of Serbia amounted to 9.8 million euros, while imports amounted to 77.00 million euros.

 

Bilateral agreements

Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between SFRY and PR Bangladesh, signed on 4 April 1972 (The Official Gazette, No. 51 of 27 September 1973);
Protocol on Investment Cooperation between the Government of SFRY and Government of PR Bangladesh, signed on 25 October 1972 (The Official Gazette of SFRY, No. 47/75);
Agreement on Technical Cooperation, signed on 27 March 1973 (International Agreements No. 4/1977)

 

Contact information

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi (India) covers the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on a non-residential basis, http://www.newdelhi.mfa.gov.rs/.
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Rome (Italy) covers the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis, https://www.sofia.mfa.af.
Contact in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department for Asia, Australia and Pacific (DAAP), tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 345, e-mail: odazap@mfa.rs.