Australia–Bangladesh relations

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Australian–Bangladeshi relations


Monthly value of Australian merchandise exports to Bangladesh (A$ millions) since 1988
Monthly value of Bangladeshi merchandise exports to Australia (A$ millions) since 1988

Australia–Bangladesh relations refer to bilateral relations between Australia and Bangladesh.

Australia was the fourth country, and the first in the developed world, to recognise Bangladesh's independence in 1971.[1] A high commission was opened in Dhaka and relations have been warm since then.[1] In 2008, Bangladesh signed a bilateral counter-terrorism MOU with Australia, their first with any country.[1] The number of Bangladeshis in Australia has increased in recent years.[1] Bangladesh is a significant recipient of foreign aid from Australia.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Bangladesh country brief - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh". Australian Government AusAID. Retrieved 20 March 2013.