Bangladesh–Senegal relations

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Bangladesh–Senegal relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Senegal



Bangladesh–Senegal relations refer to the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Senegal. Senegal was first African country to recognize Bangladesh following its independence in 1971. Bangladesh has an embassy in Dakar whilst Senegal has no resident ambassador in Bangladesh. Relations between the two countries have been considered cordial with both the countries working towards further strengthen it.[1]

Cooperation in the international forums[edit]

In 2003, Senegal supported Bangladesh's candidature for Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Conference.[2]

Economic cooperation[edit]

Bangladesh and Senegal have shown their mutual interest to expand the bilateral economic activities between the two countries and have been taking necessary steps in this regard.[3] Bangladeshi ceramics, pharmaceuticals, ready made garments, jute and leather goods have been identified as products with huge potential in the Senegalese market. Senegal has also expressed its interest to invest in the promising sectors of Bangladesh.[4][5] Besides, Bangladesh has invited Senegal to recruit skilled man power from Bangladesh who would contribute in the socio-economic development of the country.[6]


  1. ^ "Senegal urged to import Bangladeshi products". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "OIC secretary general post Senegal to back Bangladesh". The Daily Star. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Senegal urged to import Bangladeshi products". Daily Sun. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Senegal keen to invest in Bangladesh: envoy". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Senegal keen interest to use ample economic opportunities of Bangladesh". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Azad urges Senegal to import Bangladeshi products". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 6 January 2014.