Bilateral Relationship between Bangladesh and Mauritius
The bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Mauritius has grown in many folds in the recent past. The relationship between the two countries is based on historical bondage and ethnic ties. Mauritius recognized Bangladesh in September 1975. Both countries hold identical views on socio cultural aspect; values and ethos of peoples are common in nature. They are supporting each other in many major regional and international issues and have been supporting each other in the UN, NAM, Commonwealth and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
The Government of Mauritius paid its utmost respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by naming a street after him in the capital of the country on the occasion of the Centenary of Birth Anniversary of Bangabandhu. Mauritius has been consistently supporting Bangladesh on the UN resolutions on Rohingya. Mauritius appreciates the gesture of the Government of Bangladesh for giving shelter to the Rohingyas and firmly believes in preserving the rights of people against any form of discrimination. They are ready to extend their continued support in this regard. On the other hand, Bangladesh has been consistently supporting Mauritius for the decolonization of the disputed Chagos Island.
His Excellency Mr. Prithvirajsing ROOPUN, G.C.S.K, President of the Republic of Mauritius led a 4-member delegation to attend the 6th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) from 12-13 May 2023 in Dhaka as a Special Guest. It was the first ever visit of any Mauritian President to Bangladesh.
Mr. Alan Ganoo, GCSK, Former Foreign Minister of Mauritius attended the 22nd Meeting of the IORA Committee of Ministers (COM) held in Dhaka on 24 November 2022. He also had a bilateral meeting with H. E. Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP, Hon'ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.
Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh led a 5-member delegation during his visit to Mauritius from 14-15 February 2022. He held meetings with the Foreign Minister, Labor Minister and Foreign Secretary of Mauritius.
Currently, Bangladesh and Mauritius are exploring new areas of bilateral cooperation. Deepening economic ties is a priority, now.