It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh.
Our site is intended to help you learn more about the European Union, EU-Bangladesh relations and the activities of the EU Delegation in Dhaka.
Relations between the EU and Bangladesh have developed significantly since the opening of the Delegation in 1989. The EC-Bangladesh Cooperation Agreement of 2001 covers trade and economic development, human rights, good governance and environment. Humanitarian action is also a key element of our engagement.
Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in the last few years, including steady economic growth allowing the achievement of most Millennium Development Goals. Meanwhile, the EU has become an ever closer union of 28 Member States and a key player in international affairs thanks to the Lisbon Treaty, adopted in 2009, that gives a renewed impetus to the EU Common Foreign Policy worldwide. The scope of our engagement has therefore been enlarged accordingly and now includes diplomatic issues.
The EU is Bangladesh's first trading partner, as it is the biggest export market for Bangladeshi products and the second largest source of imports. The EU offers Bangladesh technical assistance and capacity building in numerous areas. The new Multi Annual Indicative Programme 2014-2020, benefiting from unprecedented budgetary allocations, will further develop this momentum.
It is my aim as the Ambassador of the European Union to strengthen and deepen the long-standing relation between the EU and Bangladesh.
Enjoy exploring our website and do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments. Your feedback is a prime source of inspiration.
Ambassador & the Head of Delegation