Bangladesh–Singapore relations

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Bangladesh-Singapore relations



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


Singapore recognised Bangladesh in February 1972 after the Independence of Bangladesh.[1] Md Mustafizur Rahman is the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Singapore.[2] The president of Bangladesh Zillur Rahman died in a hospital in Singapore on 20 March 2013.[3]

In 20 January 2016 Singapore deported 27 construction workers from Bangladesh for planning terrorist attacks in Bangladesh.[4] The group was described as the first foreign terrorist group in Singapore.[5] Bangladesh filed terrorism related cases against 14 of them.[6] In 3 May 2016 eight more workers from Bangladesh were deported for having ties with the Islamic State terror group.[7]

On 9 August 2016 Bangladesh and Singapore signed an agreement to produce a joint power plant.[8] Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman toured Bangladesh from 24 to 26 October 2016. He talked about improving relations and anti terrorism cooperation.[9]

Economic relations[edit]

Singapore is one of the biggest market for the export of manpower from Bangladesh.[10][11] Singapore Airlines operates flight to and from Bangladesh, while Biman Bangladesh Airlines flights to and from Singapore.[12][13]


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  7. ^ "Employment agents required to give more info on workers from Bangladesh". The Straits Times. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Joint venture to produce 414MW". The Daily Star. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Singapore and Bangladesh reaffirm warm bilateral relations, discuss ways to deepen engagement". The Straits Times. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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  11. ^ "The ship welder from Bangladesh". The Straits Times. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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  13. ^ "Singapore Airlines to run new aircraft from Dhaka". The Daily Star. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2017.