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Since the founding of the state of Bangladesh in 1971, Austria and Bangladesh have enjoyed particularly friendly relations.

Economic talks in April 1997 brought about the first official visit by a delegation from Austria since Bangladesh gained independence. As a result, there was a gradual expansion of economic relations between the two countries.

The contractual basis of the Austrian-Bangladeshi economic relations is formed by the investment protection agreement of 2001 and the agreement on bilateral economic relations and economic, industrial and technological cooperation of 2002. In February 2002 the 1st meeting of the Austria-Bangladesh Joint Working Group took place.

On October 11, 2016, Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali met his counterpart Sebastian Kurz and WK-Pres. Christoph Leitl.

Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali last visited Vienna on October 11, 2016 and met Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz and WK-Pres. Christoph Leitl.

In April 2017, an Austrian parliamentary delegation represented by Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP), Andreas Karlsböck (FPÖ), Gabriela Moser (Greens) and Petra Bayr (SPÖ) took part in the 136th IPU conference in Dhaka.

On May 30, 2017, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed will take part in the international conference of the IAEA in Vienna (bilateral meeting with Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and Federal Chancellor Christian Kern).

In February 2018, a business mission made up of 13 Austrian companies and employees of the New Delhi Foreign Trade Center visited the capital Dhaka.

Foreign Minister Dr. Karin Kneissl was on an official visit to Bangladesh from February 20-21, 2019 and met the state president and the country's foreign minister for talks. She was accompanied by an Austrian business delegation who stayed in Bangladesh between February 18 and 21, 2019.

Bangladesh is in the area of ​​responsibility of the Austrian Embassy in New Delhi. An honorary consulate in Dhaka, headed by the embassy, ​​takes care of Austria's consular concerns in Bangladesh. In December 2009 the Austrian Chamber of Commerce established a marketing office in Dhaka.

In Austria, Bangladesh has been represented by its embassy in Vienna since November 1, 2014.