Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore is responsible for maintaining Bangladesh-Singapore bilateral relations encompassing, among others, political, economic, commercial, cultural, labor, migration, consular, defence, and educational cooperation between Bangladesh and Singapore. Apart from advancing and safeguarding the interests of Bangladesh in Singapore, one of the main responsibilities of the High Commission is to protect the interests of the more than 1,50,000 Bangladeshi workers who are working and living in Singapore as well as to ensure their wellbeing by providing seamless consular and welfare services to them. The High Commission also provides protocol assistance to visiting dignitaries from Bangladesh to Singapore.
Bangladesh and Singapore have been enjoying friendly bilateral relations for last four decades since the establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1972. Bangladesh’s diplomatic representation in Singapore was first made with the opening of a Trade Commission in 1973.
A full-fledged Diplomatic Mission, headed by a Resident High Commissioner, was established 10 years later in 1983. In April 1997, the Singapore High Commissioner to Bangladesh was appointed with Residence in Singapore. However, Singapore is yet to open a full-fledged Resident Mission in Dhaka. In Bangladesh, Singapore is represented by a Consular Office opened in December 1997.