Dhaka’s Relations with the Gulf: Reflections on Recent Visits

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Bangladesh’s relations with the Gulf nations date back to Bangabandhu’s time. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of the nation, realized that to meet the domestic demands of crude oil and to ensure a labor market for Bangladesh’s unemployed people, there is no alternative to develop relations with the oil-rich Gulf countries. During his visit to Moscow in March 1972, Bangabandhu emphasized that ‘we have long-standing historical and cultural associations’ with Middle East. According to Bangabandhu, ‘the government and the people of >>>CBGA Policy Brief-2 pdf