Norway and Bangladesh

Norway enjoys good bilateral relations with Bangladesh, dating back to the country’s independence in 1971. Norway’s engagement has traditionally been focused on development cooperation, with Bangladesh being the 4th largest recipient of Norwegian bilateral aid in history. With Bangladesh’s rapid development and high economic growth our relationship has shifted from being merely partners in aid,... Read more

The Embassy has primarily three strategic objectives, which are seen in close connection: business cooperation and private sector development; political dialogue on issues of mutual interest; and development cooperation. Read more

A publication from the Norwegian Embassy showcases priority areas where cooperation between Norway and Bangladesh is mutually benefitting and rewarding. Read more

Norway's development cooperation in Bangladesh centres around three focus areas: 1) Climate and Disaster Preparedness, 2) Good Governance and Human Rights, 3) Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Joint cultural activities in theatre, literature, art and music are important channels for dialogue and development.

Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The Embassies of the Nordic Countries, Denmark, Norway and Sweden celebrated the International Women’s Day together. A fair displaying the creativeness of Bangladeshi Women was organized, Dhaka Women's Chamber and artist Rokeya Sultana and her students exhibited their work. The Honorable Minister of Cultural Affairs, Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the fair, as the Chief guest, and Nritya Nand... Read more

According to the Constitution, which was adopted in 1814, Norway is a monarchy in which the power is divided between three branches: a legislative branch which is also responsible for appropriations, the Storting; an executive branch, the Government; and a judicial branch, the courts. Separation of powers As Head of State, the King is the unifying symbol of all state authority. He opens each ne... Read more