Bangladesh–Nigeria relations

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Bangladesh-Nigeria relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Nigeria

Bangladesh

Nigeria

Bangladesh–Nigeria relations refer to the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Nigeria. Both Bangladesh and Nigeria are members of international organizations like Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Developing 8 Countries etc.

High level visits[edit]

In 2010, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina paid an official visit to Abuja.[1]

Cooperations[edit]

Trade and investment, agriculture and tourism are chief areas for cooperation between the two countries.[2]

Economic relations[edit]

Bangladesh and Nigeria have expressed mutual interest to expand the bilateral trade and investment.[3] Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals, knitwear, cement, jute and jute goods, ceramics, ocean-going vessels, light engineering, leather and plastic goods have been identified as products with huge potential in the Nigerian market.[4] Nigeria has urged Bangladeshi businessmen to invest in the agriculture, food-processing, pharmaceuticals, medical equipments, ICT and education sectors of Nigeria. Trade between the two countries stood at US$14 million in 2012.[5] In 2014, Bangladesh Tariff Commission prepared a feasibility study for the benefits of signing new Free/Preferential trade agreements with African states and recommended that Nigeria along with Mali are the most promising countries for signing such agreements.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President for increasing cooperation with Nigeria, west African countries". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ "President urges Nigeria to recruit Bangladeshi experts". UNB Connect. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Nigerian envoy calls on President". The Financial Express. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  4. ^ "DCCI urges Nigeria to import Bangladesh products". New Age. UNB. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Nigerian businessmen urged to invest in Bangladesh". Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh plans trade deals with Nigeria and Mali". Dhaka Tribune. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.