Friday, 4 December 2020

Bangladesh-Slovakia relations

 





Bangladesh–Slovakia relations refer to the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Slovakia. The diplomatic relations officially started in 1993.





Meeting and inspection 





In 1997, Bangladesh's Ambassador to Slovakia discussed an agreement on cultural cooperation with the Slovak Minister of Culture. In 1999, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina paid an official visit to Bratislava.





International co-operation 





Bangladesh and Slovakia have been supporting each other in global forums. In 2010, Slovakia abolished all forms of discrimination against women supported by Bangladeshi candidates . Bangladesh and Slovakia also agreed to regularly consult foreign offices. In 2011, former Slovak President Ivan Gaparovius praised Bangladesh's position in South Asia





Cultural and educational co-operation 





Slovakia has expressed interest in providing higher education scholarships to Bangladeshi students. The two countries "also agreed to sign new agreements on culture, science and technology and other areas of cooperation in line with the old agreement between Bangladesh and Czechoslovakia." 





Economic Relations 





Bangladesh and Slovakia have tried to expand trade. In 2010, the two countries drafted an agreement to boost bilateral trade and investment.Bangladeshi exports to Slovakia stood at more than 100 million euros in 2011, which is significant considering Slovakia's small population.  Most of the Bangladeshi export items are related to garment products. Bangladeshi jute, leather and leather products, ceramics and medicines have been identified as export items in the Slovakian market. Chemical products predominated in Slovakia's export items. Bangladesh and Slovakia have been discussing the possibility of forming a joint business council to explore business opportunities.





Slovakian Honorary Consulate in Dhaka, Bangladesh





Address: 822/3 Begum Rokeya Sharani Shewrapara Mirpur ,Dhaka - 1216, Bangladesh. Phone:(+880) 2 8053 418





Email- miran@bitopi-group.com









Consulate of Bangladesh in Bratislava





Address: Juraja Hronca 44 P.O.Box 841 01 Bratislava,Slovakia. Phone: +421-2-6446-2000









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