Bangladesh–Fiji relations

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Bangladesh-Fiji relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Fiji

Bangladesh

Fiji

Bangladesh–Fiji relations refer to the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Fiji. Fiji recognized Bangladesh on January 31, 1972.[1] Diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially started in 2003.[2] The two countries are common members of the Commonwealth. In 2013, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh urged the Fijian government to steer the country towards democracy.[3]

Cooperation[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Bangladesh and Fiji are considering signing a memorandum of understanding on agricultural development through which Bangladesh will provide its agricultural technology to Fiji.[4]

Culture[edit]

In 2014, Fiji signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bangladesh Rugby Union to help develop rugby in Bangladesh. The assistance is set to commence with the Fiji-Bangladesh Friendship Rugby tournament to be held in February 2015.[5]

Economic[edit]

Both Bangladesh and Fiji have shown deep interest in expanding the bilateral economic activities between the two countries. Because of the efficient business registration procedures in Fiji Bangladeshi investors have shown their interest to invest in Fiji.[6] The textiles industries has been identified as a potential sector for Bangladeshi businessmen to invest in Fiji.[7] Other potential sectors include medical, information and communication technology.[8][9]

In 2007 the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Fiji met with Fiji's Health Minister to discuss bulk export of Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nurul Momen (1980). Bangladesh, the First Four Years: From 16 December 1971 to 15 December 1975. Bangladesh Institute of Law & International Affairs. p. 182.
  2. ^ "Fiji Government Online Portal - First Fiji Envoy To Bangladesh Presents Credentials To President". Fiji.gov.fj. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2015-02-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Karan briefs Sheikh Hasina on developments in Fiji". Fiji Sun. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  5. ^ "Fiji to assist Bangladesh Rugby". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  6. ^ "First Fiji Envoy To Bangladesh Presents Credentials To President". The Jet Newspaper. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  7. ^ "Fiji high commissioner meets FM". Banglanews24.com. 2013-09-15. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  8. ^ "Fiji high commissioner meets FM". The Dhaka Post. 2013-09-16. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  9. ^ "Fijian premier greets new Bangladeshi envoy". Fiji Live. BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific - Political. 25 April 2002.
  10. ^ "Fiji shows interest in Bangladeshi pharma products, service sectors". The Financial Express. 28 June 2007. Retrieved 4 February 2015.