Bangladesh–Greece relations

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Bangladesh–Greece relations
Map indicating locations of Bangladesh and Greece



Bangladesh–Greece relations refer to the bilateral relations of Bangladesh and Greece. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in March 1972, when Greece became one of the first countries to recognize Bangladesh.[1]

Diplomatic representation[edit]

The Bangladeshi embassy in Athens was established in July 2009. Greece maintains a consulate general in Dhaka.[2]

High level visits[edit]

In 2013, former Greek Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection Nikolaos Dendias paid an official visit to Dhaka.[3]
On 29 October 2019, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Abul Kalam Abdul Momen paid an official visit to Athens.[4]

Economic relations[edit]

Bangladesh and Greece have shown mutual interest in expanding the bilateral trade and investment. Bangladeshi ready made garments, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, jute products, frozen food and leather goods have been identified as products with huge potential in the Greek market.[5] Greece has also shown interest in importing ships from Bangladesh.[6] Bangladesh has sought Greece's cooperation in developing its agriculture, shipping, tourism, ICT and renewable energy sectors.[7]

Bangladeshi expatriates in Greece[edit]

As of 2009, there were about 20,000 Bangladeshi expatriates living in Greece.[6] The community is mainly based in the capital Athens.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bangladesh becoming economic power". The Daily Star. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ Bangladeshi Embassy in Athens, Greece.
  3. ^ "Greece hails Bangladesh's vibrant economy". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Retrieved 12 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Visit of the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Abul Kalam Abdul Momen in Athens". ELINEPA.
  5. ^ "Greece to boost ties with Bangladesh". The Financial Express. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ a b "President urges Greece to import ship from Bangladesh". The Bangabhaban. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Greece to open permanent mission in Dhaka soon". New Age. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  8. ^ Victor Roudometof; Vasilios Makrides (2010). Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece: The Role of Religion in Culture, Ethnicity, and Politics. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7546-6696-7.