Mauritius is one of the African countries which was sympathetic to Bangladesh during our liberation war and was among the first few countries to accord recognition. Mauritius recognized Bangladesh on February 20,1972.
Bangladesh and Mauritius hold identical views on major international and regional issues and work in close cooperation in multilateral for a like the UN, NAM, Commonwealth and IORA. Despite commonalities and good potentials, the relations between the two countries could not flourish as per expectations due to the geographical location and distance. The Bangladesh High Commission in Mauritius was opened on 28 July 2012 while Mauritius’ High Commission in New Delhi is concurrently accredited to Bangladesh. Mr. Yousuf Abdul Razack Mohamed, an eminent lawyer and businessmen of Mauritius had been working as Honorary Consul of Bangladesh in Mauritius since July 2010 till the opening of Bangladesh High Commission in Port Louis.