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Foreign Policy of Bangladesh: Friendship to all, malice to none

The Foreign Policy of Bangladesh emanates from the following provisions of the Bangladesh Constitution.

Article 25: 

Promotion of international peace, security and solidarityFF

1. The State shall base its international relations on the principles of respect for national sovereignty and equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, peaceful settlement of international disputes, and respect for international law and the principles enunciated in the United Nations Charter, and on the basis of those principles shall –

(a) Strive for the renunciation of the use of force in international relations and for general and complete disarmament;

(b) Uphold the right of every people freely to determine and build up its own social, economic and political system by ways and means of its own free choice; and

(c) Support oppressed peoples throughout the world waging a just struggle against imperialism, colonialism or racialism.

Also, the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman famously proclaimed our foreign policy and orated through a single sentence:

“Friendship to all, malice to none”