Foreign policy of Bangladesh

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Foreign Policy of Bangladesh consists of self-interest strategies chosen by the Constitution of the country to safeguard its national interests and to achieve goals within its international relations milieu. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs formulates and executes the policies according to the guidance from the relevant section of the Constitution of Bangladesh.[1]

Constitutional provisions

The fundamental Foreign Policies of Bangladesh originated from the following provisions of the Constitution of Bangladesh:[2]

The State shall base its international relations on the principles of respect for national sovereignty and equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, peaceful settlements of international disputes, and respect for international law and the principles enunciated in the United Nations Charter, and on the basis of those principles shall-
  • Strive for the renunciation of the use of force in international relations and for general and complete disarmament;
  • Uphold the right of every people freely to determine and build up its own social, economic and political system by ways and means of its own free choice; and
  • Support oppressed peoples throughout the world waging a just struggle against imperialism, colonialism or racialism.


  1. "Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka". Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. Part II - Fundamental Principles of State Policy. "Promotion of international peace, security and solidarity". Constitution of Bangladesh. Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2016-09-02.

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