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Bangladesh–Yemen relations


Bangladesh–Yemen relations

Bangladesh-Yemen relations



Bangladesh–Yemen relations are the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Yemen. In 2014 Mohammad Ashab Uddin was named Bangladeshi ambassador to Yemen.[1]


  • Recognition 1
  • 1975 coup 2
  • 1987 presidential visit 3
  • Educational cooperation 4
  • Economic cooperation 5
  • References 6


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Bangladesh and Yemen have expressed mutual interest to expand the bilateral trade and investments between the two countries.[12] Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals, ceramic, melamine, jute and fabric, leather products etc. have been identified as promising industries with huge demand in the Yemeni market. In 2013, the Yemeni Prime Minister Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi expressed his desire to have some patrol ships for Yemen Coast Guards built in the Bangladeshi shipyards. Yemen has proposed to sign an agreement on Trade and Commerce with Bangladesh. Besides, the need for exchanges of business delegations between the two countries has also been stressed.[13]

Economic ties between Bangladesh and Yemen increased in the 1990s, with surge in trade and labour migration.[9]

Economic cooperation

The education sector has been identified as a potential field to expand bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and Yemen. Both sides have expressed the need to hold educational exchange programs, especially in the fields of engineering and information technology.[11]

Educational cooperation

Bangladeshi president Hussain Muhammad Ershad visited North Yemen in July 1987, seeking to boost trade and cooperation. Two agreements on bilateral cooperation between the two states were signed during this visit. This was the first Bangladeshi presidential visit to North Yemen.[9][10]

1987 presidential visit

Following the coup d'état in Bangladesh in 1975, North Yemen was one of the first states to recognize the government of Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad.[8]

1975 coup

[7][6] the opening of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and the Yemen Arab Republic (as well as several other Arab states) came about as a result of the support of Bangladesh to the Arab cause in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.Sheikh Mujibur Rahman According to [5] Diplomatic relations Bangladesh and the Yemen Arab Republic were established in 1973 when North Yemen recognized Bangladesh.[4]

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