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Germany and Bangladesh: Bilateral Relations

06.11.2020 - Article

Germany was one of the first countries to recognise Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1972, establishing diplomatic relations, and is respected as a long-standing and reliable partner in development cooperation and also as a trade partner and an important member state of the European Union.

Germany is one of the biggest export markets for Bangladesh and the two countries’ bilateral trade volume is growing steadily. Over 90 percent of imports from Bangladesh are textiles. Other exports to Germany include deep-frozen foodstuffs and leather products. German exports consist predominantly of machines as well as chemical and electrochemical products.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other organisations award numerous scholarships to Bangladeshi students and young researchers each year in order to promote the academic exchange between Germany and Bangladesh, a great number of whom have formed alumni associations.

Bangladesh is among the countries engaged in close development cooperation with Germany on the basis of intergovernmental agreements. The jointly agreed priority areas, including on renewable energies and energy efficiency as well as good governance and adaption to climate change, form the substantive framework in this regard.

In the area of good governance, a particular focus is on promoting employment conditions as well as environmental standards in the textile industry. This is a decisive aspect for the country’s further development especially with the importance of the export-oriented textile industry in mind.

Improving minimum social standards in textile production, democratic development and the situation of human rights in Bangladesh are high up on the agenda in bilateral talks.

Furthermore, Germany is supporting efforts to help the Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar with humanitarian assistance.

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Bangladesh is a partner country of German development cooperation. For more information please visit the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bangladesh

Name

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Head

H.E. Achim Tröster, Ambassador (designate)

City/Town

Dhaka

Tel.

+880 2 5566 8650

Mobile phone number

Please see below

Fax

+880 2 5566 8690, +49 30 1817 672 02

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gulshan Post Office, POB 6126, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Street

11 Madani Avenue, Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday
08:00 a.m. to 03:30 p.m.
Closed on: Friday and Saturday (Weekend)

The Consular and Visa Section of the German Embassy Dhaka can only be visited by appointment from Sunday to Thursday. (Exception: German nationals in their own case)

How to reach us in case of an emergency: Please note that the emergency telephone number + 0880 1711 564 588 is available only outside of regular office hours for emergencies.

Visa queries do not qualify as an emergency and will not be entertained.

Kindly also keep in mind the time difference between Germany and Bangladesh.

The German Embassy will be closed on following days this year:

Date

Month

Day

Name of Holiday

01.

January

Friday

New Year's Day

08.

March

Monday

International Women‘s Day

26.

March

Friday

Independence & National Day

4.

April

Sunday

Easter Sunday

5.

April

Monday

Easter Monday

13.

May

Thursday

Eid-ul-Fitr

23.

May

Sunday

Whitsunday

24.

May

Monday

Whitmonday

22.

July

Thursday

Eid-ul-Azha

03.

October

Sunday

Day of German Unity

16.

December

Thursday

Victory Day

24.

December

Friday

Christmas

25.

December

Saturday

Christmas

26.

December

Sunday

Christmas

31.

December

Friday

New Year's Eve

Website

http://www.dhaka.diplo.de

Contact the Embassy

For Schengen Visa related queries you may contact VFS Global:
(+88) 096 065 558 88 | info.germanybd@vfshelpline.com
For National Visa related queries and all remonstrations you may send an email to:
visa@dhak.auswaertiges-amt.de

Official language of the host country: Bangla (Bengali) and English.



Please note that there are no parking facilities for visitors at the Embassy premises. Secondly, visitors are not allowed to enter the Embassy with cell phone or any electronic device e.g. camera/laptop, or any bag, knife, lighter, matches, firearms etc.


Entrance to the Embassy is handicapped accessible. The Emergency phone can be contacted via text message, too. Local contact for accessibility is the Head of Administration.

Name

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chittagong

Head

Mirza Shakir Ispahani, Honorarkonsul

City/Town

Chittagong

Tel.

+880 31 71 02 64, +880 31 71 61 53, +880 31 71 61 54, +880 31 71 61 55, +880 31 71 61 56, +880 31 71 61 536

Fax

+880 31 71 04 71

Postal address

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, M.M. Ispahani Ltd., Ispahani Building Sk. Mujib Road Agrabad, Chittagong, Bangladesch.

Street

M.M. Ispahani Ltd., Ispahani Building, Sk. Mujib Road Agrabad, Chittagong.

Administrative / consular district

Regierungsbezirk Chittagong mit den Landkreisen Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Chandpur, Comilla, Brahmanbaria, Noakhali, Feni und Laxmipur. Übergeordnete Auslandsvertretung: Botschaft Dhaka

E-Mail

chittagong@hk-diplo.de

Hinweis: Bei Benutzung einer Telefon- bzw. Faxverbindung via Satellit (Satcom) entstehen höhere Gebühren.

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