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ROOT RELATIONSHIP BETWEENS BANGLADESH AND SOMALIA

   … Ahmed Said Nur

Many people are unaware of the historical relationship between Bangladesh and Somalia, here we have a long history of Bangladesh and Somalia.
Somalia is one of the countries that went to thepeacebuilding and reconcile ofthis two-brotherhood country Bangladesh and Pakistan in early 1971. At the time, Sheikh Mujahid Rahman ordered that all Somalispeople could enter the country without a visa and some historical said on arrival.
Bangladesh and Somalia are both members of the Organization Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Somalia joined in 1969 and Bangladesh joined in 1974.
2020, hosted by Bangladesh, Somalia has been a part and a major representative.

Bangladesh Somalia
Capital: Dhaka Capital Mogadishu
Population: 161,356,039 Population: 15,008,154
Surface Area: 147,630 km2 Surface Area: 637,660 km2
Currency: Taka Currency: Somali shillings
Religion: Mostly Islam Religion: Islam 100%
Belongs to: ACD, BIMSTEC, IMF, UN, SAARCBelongs to: ACP,ARAB LEAGUE IGAD, UN,AU
COVID-19 Confirmed + 122,660 COVID-19 confirmed + 2,835

Somali student in Bangladesh
since 2010 Somali studentsthey come day byday in Bangladeshfor self-financial study,
It was not easy, coming to Bangladesh on a student visa. At the time, there was no Bangladeshi High Commission in SOAMLIA —Student had to go get a visa Somali embassy In Nairobi Kenya. Whenyou quizzed as to why they decided on Bangladesh, Example for me l says, “It is cost-effective to study here as you get good quality education while tuition fees and living costs in Dhaka are affordable. This is why many Somaliaand other African students come here to study.”
For me l came to know of DIU through a Somali friend who already studied there and who helped me through the application process. Much like Bangladeshi students abroad who help out others apply to their universities in countries in Europe and North America, African students use their networks to apply to universities in Bangladesh, such as 2 DIU, Daffodil and Dhaka, Islamic University of Technology and the University of Information Technology and Sciences, NSU. Somali students are increasingly drawn to private universities over public ones nowadays—according to the latest data available from my University Dhaka international university was 500 somalin student, undergraduate and postgraduate in this year 2020 Somalia student they live in capital and others district like Chittagong Dinajpur Raj Shahi
Behalf of my blood Somali student, we do not find any stress and constant requests for photos or selfies in the street, intrusive or offensive. “Bangladeshis love blacks—they’re always asking for a picture with us. We are just like celebrities here,”, with a laugh. attributes this to similarities in Somalia and Bangladeshi culture, such as a shared religion, Islam, and common dietary staples such as rice. When faced with any problems on the streets, the majority they now a little Bangla (‘bhaloachen?’) also our Bangladesh friends they say (“See tahay”) which it means (how are you) goes a long way. But most of our friends are other Somalia and Africans, pointing to the fact that for black students, a limited social circle is the norm. Regardless, “Bangladesh is my second home, after Somalia,”
MoU Signing Ceremony Between Daffodil International University and SIMAD University, Somalia
Honorable Vice Chancellor of DIU Professor Dr. M Lutfar Rahman exchanging MoU with Mr. Abdurrahman Mohamed Hussein, Rector from SIMAD UNIVERSITY
A MoU has been signed between Daffodil International University and SIMAD University Somalia on 29 November 2014 at the Conference Hall of DIU. In this signing ceremony The Rector from SIMAD UNIVERSITY Mr. Abdurahman Mohamed Hussein and Deputy Rector for Institutional Development, SIMAD University Mr. Dahir Hassan Abdi attended in this signing ceremony from far Somalia. Md. Sabur Khan Honorable Chairman BoT of DIU, Honorable Vice Chancellor of DIU.
were present in the discussion and signing ceremony. During the discussion both parties agreed to work on Faculty exchange, Student exchange, Master’s program Internship opportunities in near future. Abdurahman Mohamed Hussein Rector of SIMAD University expressed his interest on DIU for Master’s program for SIMAD University students as well as student exchange program in regular basis. Dahir Hassan Abdi Deputy Rector of SIMAD University pointed that in Somalia there many opportunities for us to explore in education, agriculture, business etc. Mr. Md. sabur khan also discussed about the excellent entrepreneurship opportunities in Bangladesh for young generation. After the MoU signing both parties exchanged

An MOU was signed between United International University &Somaville University on 25th December 2019 to facilitate the Academic collaboration between the two university

Bangladesh comes to Somalia’s rescue

After the collapse Somali government andstart civil war many countries come to Somali to make a peaceful country, Bangladesh was one of those who came resolution under UN, UNSOM 1991
Some of the significant missions wereSomalia July 1993-February 1995). 49 Bangladesh participated in United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM I & II) from 1992-1995. The UN described Somalia’s vulnerable condition in UNOSOM I & II as a continually deteriorating situation due to the threats of the conflicting parties and the pressure of downsizing the mission caused by the withdrawal of European and American forces.

UNOSOM II UNOSOM II was a coalition force of 29,732 soldiers from twenty-nine nations at its peak strength in mid-November 1993. The nations in the coalition were Australia (staff only), Bangladesh,

Somali pirates hijack Bangladesh commercial ship

A Bangladeshi-flagged cargo ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of India appears to be heading towards the Somali coast, shipping officials
The MV Jahan Moni (Cargo ship) from Bangladesh date of attack was December 5 2010 and released 3 ½ month letter March 14 2011. Random demanded was $ 4 million
The MV Jahan Moni, carrying 43,000 tonnes of nickel ore, was taken over by heavily-armed pirates
The ship was taken around 300 nautical miles (550km) off the coast of the southern Indian city of Kochi.
The ship, with 25 Bangladeshi crew on board, was on its way from Indonesia to Greece, officials said.
“For the first time a Bangladeshi-owned ship has been hijacked,” Captain JashimuddinSarker, chief nautical officer in the Department of Shipping, told the BBC.
The vessel is owned by a Bangladeshi shipping company Brave Royal. One of the sailors is travelling with his wife.

Bangladesh has agreed to give Tk 8.21 crore to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as debt relief for Somalia DEC 201

Bangladesh has agreed to give Tk 8.21 crore to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as debt relief for Somalia under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, as per a letter sent by the finance ministry to the Washington-based multilateral lender.
Somalia, a majority Muslim nation just like Bangladesh,
“Therefore, Bangladesh’s international image would benefit from the grant,” said a finance ministry official.
The country’s bid to help the war-torn nation comes after IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva wrote to Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, the IMF governor of Bangladesh, in December 2019 seeking Special Drawing Right (SDR) 0.70 million, or Tk 8.21 crore.
Following 30 years of civil war and economic disruption, Somalia currently has $5.3 billion in external debt.
On December 18 last year, the IMF’s executive board approved a financing package for delivering full debt relief to Somalia under the HIPC.
The plan relied on contributions from each of the 189 IMF member nations to provide funds that would help Somalia rebuild its economy.
Bangladesh, which recently became eligible for graduation from the least-developed country bracket by 2024, decided to support the IMF’s debt relief programmed for Somalia to help alleviate poverty and assist economic reform in the African nation.
To facilitate members’ contributions to the debt relief effort, the IMF will distribute internal resources from its Special Contingent Account and refunds of deferred charges adjustments in an amount of SDR 242 million when Somalia clears in arrears to the IMF.
Members can voluntarily contribute all or part of their shares in this distribution and donors are invited to provide additional cash grants, if possible, to close the financing gap.
The distribution can only take place once the fund has received satisfactory assurances that SDR 242 million will be contributed for the purpose of Somalia’s debt relief, said the IMF letter.
After Somalia clears its dues, it will become eligible for another financing arrangement from the IMF at the HIPC decision point if the African nation displays progress through their Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers.
In 2008, a similar fundraising effort was taken to help Liberia clear its arrears.
Some 102 IMF member countries, including India and Sri Lanka, contributed a total of SDR 547 million in a similar fundraising effort to help Liberia clear its arrears.
However, during that time Bangladesh refused to donate to the funds.

CONCLUTION
this is my first article l wrote in this topic l would like to publish another one
Somalia-Bangladesh they did not shares historical, geographical, cultural, social and economic ties over civilizations. The only think l can say is Many Bangladesh went Somalia as a worker, and many Somalia came to Bangladesh as student, so far l know there is no any embassy or High Commission in Dhaka and Somali student in Bangladesh they are increasing.

 

REFERENCE :

http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f0d16666d66a97b60a2cde2b78624e5e

https://history.army.mil/html/documents/somalia/SomaliaAAR.pdf\

https://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/bangladesh/somalia

WRITER :  

Ahmed Said Nur
EETE student
Dhaka international University

BANANI,DHAK, BANGLADES.

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