Bangladesh–Mauritius relations

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Bangladesh-Mauritius relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Mauritius

Bangladesh

Mauritius

Bangladesh–Mauritius relations refer to the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Mauritius.

Recognition[edit]

Mauritius recognized Bangladesh on February 20, 1972.[1]

High level visits[edit]

In 1978, former Mauritius Prime Minister Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam paid an official visit to Dhaka. Former foreign minister of Mauritius Jaya Krishna Cuttaree visited Dhaka in 2005.[2] In 2009, former Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni paid an official visit to Port Louis and held meetings with Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Vice-Prime Minister Ramakrishna Sithanen, Minister for Finance and Economic Empowerment, Arvin Boolell, Foreign Minister, Jean Francois Chaumiere and Minister for Labour, International Relations and Employment Dharambeer Gokhool.[3]

Cooperation in education[edit]

Mauritius has sought Bangladesh's assistance in the education sector. Mauritius has requested Bangladesh to widen the access of Mauritian students who are intending to pursue higher studies in Bangladesh.[2]

Economic cooperation[edit]

Bangladesh and Mauritius have shown their interest to expand the bilateral economic activities between the two countries and have been taking necessary steps in this regard. In 2013, a 7-member Bangladeshi delegation led by former commerce minister G M Quader paid a visit to Mauritius to initiate talks on Preferential Trade Agreement with Mauritius. Bangladeshi garments and handicrafts are potential products in the Mauritian market. Mauritius is also a significant destination for manpower export of Bangladesh.[4] In 2005, Bangladesh has signed an MoU with Mauritius to formulise the existing cooperation in the field of manpower export to Mauritius.[2]

Bangladeshi diaspora[edit]

As of 2013, there are about 10,000 Bangladeshi expatriates living in Mauritius.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Recorder. 18. 1972. p. 5. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mauritius keen to recruit manpower from Bangladesh". The Independent. March 15, 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mauritius lifts order against B'desh workers". Bdnews24.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Bangladesh plans Preferential Trade Agreement with Mauritius". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 27 February 2014.