List of diplomatic missions of Bangladesh

As of 2019, Bangladesh has 74 diplomatic missions around the world, consisting of 57 posts that are either embassies or high commissions, 16 that are consulates or deputy/assistant high commissions, and a separate permanent mission to the United Nations in New York City.[a][1]

Map of countries and territories with current diplomatic missions of Bangladesh
  Bangladesh
  Accredited to a mission in another country
  Hosts diplomatic mission of Bangladesh

The first diplomatic mission of modern Bangladesh was founded in Kolkata on 18 April 1971 after M Hossain Ali, the Pakistani deputy high commissioner, and the other Bengali staff at the mission defected to the provisional government amidst a spate of similar defections around the world during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Although it was not recognised by India at the time, it was allowed to function under Bangladeshi control, and another mission in New Delhi was opened ten days later with the knowledge of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.[2][3] Later that year, offices similar to trade missions were opened in countries such as the Soviet Union, Czechoslavakia and Romania to represent Bangladesh until the country gained diplomatic recognition.[4] In recent years, the ruling Awami League government has decided to expand its diplomatic network to increase international trade and better serve Bangladeshis abroad, with plans to open over twenty new missions by the end of 2021 and build or start on over thirty by 2024.[5][6]

Current missionsEdit

Individual countriesEdit

List of operating diplomatic missions to individual countries as of 2020[7]
Country Region City Mission Opened Notes Ref(s)
  Algeria Africa Algiers Embassy 1973 Closed from 1993 to 2016 [8]
  Australia Oceania Canberra High commission 1972
Accredited to:
[9]
Sydney Consulate-general 2018
  Austria Europe Vienna Embassy 2014
Accredited to:
  Bahrain Asia Manama Embassy 1983
  Belgium Europe Brussels Embassy 1973 Accredited to   Luxembourg
Also permanent mission to the   European Union
  Bhutan Asia Thimphu Embassy 1980
  Brazil Americas Brasilia Embassy 2012
  Brunei Asia Bandar Seri Begawan High commission 1985 Closed between 1988 and 1997
  Canada Asia Ottawa High commission 1972
Toronto Consulate-general 2018
  China Asia Beijing Embassy 1976
  Hong Kong Consulate-general 1976
Kunming Consulate-general 2013
  Denmark Europe Copenhagen Embassy 2015
Accredited to:
  Egypt Africa Cairo Embassy 1973
Accredited to:
[10]
  Ethiopia Africa Addis Ababa Embassy 2016
  France Europe Paris Embassy 1972
Accredited to:
Also permanent delegation to   UNESCO
[11]
  Germany Europe Berlin Embassy 1972
Accredited to:
[12]
  Greece Europe Athens Embassy 2009
Accredited to:
[13]
  India Asia New Delhi High commission 1972
Kolkata Deputy high commission 1971
Mumbai Deputy high commission 2013
Agartala Assistant high commission 2015 Originally opened as a "visa office" in 1974
Guwahati Assistant high commission 2017
  Indonesia Asia Jakarta Embassy 1972
  Iran Asia Tehran Embassy 1974
  Iraq Asia Baghdad Embassy 1973 Reopened 2010
  Italy Europe Rome Embassy 1973
Milan Consulate-general 2011
  Japan Asia Tokyo Embassy 1972
  Jordan Asia Amman Embassy 1998
  Kenya Africa Nairobi High commission 1978
Accredited to:
[14]
  South Korea Asia Seoul Embassy 1987
  Kuwait Asia Kuwait City Embassy 1974
  Lebanon Asia Beirut Embassy 2013
  Libya Africa Tripoli Embassy 1975
  Malaysia Asia Kuala Lumpur High commission 1973 [15]
  Maldives Asia Malé High commission 1998
  Mauritius Africa Port Louis High commission 2012
  Mexico Americas Mexico City Embassy 2012
  Morocco Africa Rabat Embassy 1990
  Myanmar Asia Yangon Embassy 1972
Sittwe Consulate 1972
  Nepal Asia Kathmandu Embassy 1971
  Netherlands Europe The Hague Embassy 1995
Accredited to:
[16]
  Nigeria Africa Abuja High commission 2016
  Oman Asia Muscat Embassy 1983
  Pakistan Asia Islamabad High commission 1976
Karachi Deputy high commission 1976
  Philippines Asia Manila Embassy 1981
  Poland Europe Warsaw Embassy 1972 Closed from 2002 to 2015
Accredited to:
[17][18][19]
  Portugal Europe Lisbon Embassy 2012
  Qatar Asia Doha Embassy 1975
  Russia Europe Moscow Embassy 1972 Accredited to   Belarus [20]
  Saudi Arabia Asia Riyadh Embassy 1976 Moved from Jeddah [21]
Jeddah Consulate-general 1985
  Singapore Asia Singapore High commission 1972 Started as trade mission, promoted to embassy in 1983 [22]
  South Africa Africa Pretoria High commission 1995
  Spain Europe Madrid Embassy 1996
  Sri Lanka Asia Colombo High commission 1972
  Sweden Europe Stockholm Embassy 1972
Accredited to:
[23]
  Switzerland Europe Geneva Embassy 1972 Accredited to   Holy See
Also mission to   United Nations and other organisations
[24]
  Thailand Asia Bangkok Embassy 1975 Accredited to   Cambodia
Also permanent mission to   UNESCAP
[25]
  Turkey Asia Ankara Embassy 1977 Accredited to   Bulgaria [26]
Istanbul Consulate-general 2012
  United Arab Emirates Asia Abu Dhabi Embassy 1974
Dubai Consulate-general 1980
  United Kingdom Europe London High commission 1972
Accredited to:
[27]
Birmingham Assistant high commission 1974
Manchester Assistant high commission 1973
  United States Americas Washington, D.C. Embassy 1972
Accredited to:
Ambassador also permanent representative to:
[28]
Los Angeles Consulate-general 1994
New York City Consulate-general 1990
  Uzbekistan Asia Tashkent Embassy 1996
Accredited to:
[29]
  Vietnam Asia Hanoi Embassy 1993 Also accredited to   Laos [30]

Multilateral organisationsEdit

List of operating diplomatic missions to multilateral organisations as of 2020[7]
Country City Mission Opened Notes Ref(s)
  European Union Brussels Permanent mission 1973 Also embassy to   Belgium
  Food and Agriculture Organization

International Fund for Agricultural Development
  World Food Programme

Rome Permanent mission 1973 Also embassy to   Italy
  UNESCO Paris Permanent delegation 1972 Also embassy to   France [11]
  UNESCAP Bangkok Permanent mission 1975 Also embassy to   Thailand [25]
  United Nations Geneva Permanent mission 1972 Also embassy to   Switzerland
Serves other, non-UN organisations
[24]
New York Permanent mission 1972

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The mission to the UN in Geneva, as well as all other missions to multilateral organisations, operate out of embassies in their host countries and use the same staff. Thus, they are not counted as different offices.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Role of MOFA in Liberation War". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). 13 February 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  3. ^ Schanberg, Sydney H. (27 April 1971). "India Restricts Travel by Pakistani Aides". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  4. ^ Hossain, Mohammad Amjad (24 March 2015). "Bangladesh in Diplomatic History: Experiencing an Inherent Discipline". Foreign Affairs Insights & Review. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  5. ^ Mamun, Shohel; Kallol, Asif Showkat (7 August 2017). "Dhaka to open new diplomatic missions". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
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  7. ^ a b "Bangladesh Missions Abroad". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Algeria reopens embassy after 3 decades of closure". New Age. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  9. ^ Rahman, Mohammad Sufiur. "Welcome message". Bangladesh High Commission Canberra. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Ambassador's Message". Embassy of Bangladesh in Egypt. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Ambassador's message". Embassy of Bangladesh Paris. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  12. ^ "About Embassy". Embassy of Bangladesh, Berlin, Germany. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Ambassador". Embassy of Bangladesh, Greece. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  14. ^ "About". Bangladesh High Commission in Nairobi. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Former High Commissioners". Bangladesh High Commission Kuala Lumpur. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Archived from the original on 6 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
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  21. ^ "Ambassador's Welcome message". Embassy of Bangladesh, Riyadh. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  22. ^ "About the High Commission". Bangladesh High Commission, Singapore. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  23. ^ "Ambassador Profile". Embassy of Bangladesh, Stockholm. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  24. ^ a b "About the Mission". Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  25. ^ a b "About the Embassy". Embassy of Bangladesh, Bangkok. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
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  27. ^ "High Commissioner". Bangladesh High Commission, London. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  28. ^ "CV of Current Ambassador". Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington, D.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  29. ^ "Ambassador". Embassy of Bangladesh in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  30. ^ "Ambassador's Profile". Bangladesh Embassy in Vietnam. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangladesh). Retrieved 30 January 2021.

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