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After the World Cup boom for the Argentine National Team, the Foreign Ministry will reopen the embassy in Bangladesh after 45 years

2023-02-07T23:32:18.604Z


The diplomatic headquarters had been closed since 1978. With the idea of ​​selling him food, in 20 days the first business mission will go with Marolio among the guests. Santiago Cafiero's tour


"

Mate, coffee, flour, hearts

of palm"... After "Boys", the Argentine anthem during the

Qatar 2022 World Cup that the

Argentine National Team

won

, and which was also celebrated in

Bangladesh

, the Government reopens the embassy in that Asian country and The first business mission to try to sell more food will be headed by the Marolio firm, known for its traditional jingle that will try to expand audiences.

This week, Foreign Minister

Santiago Cafiero

received in his office the Bangladeshi ambassador in Brasilia -with competence in Argentina-,

Sadia Faizunnesa

, to whom

he confirmed his visit

to the Asian country on Monday, February 27, to

inaugurate the new Argentine embassy in Dhaka

, as well as developing an agenda for trade and investment promotion.

As reported this Tuesday in a statement, during the meeting they highlighted the importance of the visit, since it will be "the first time that a South American Foreign Minister visits Bangladesh, a country with which we share half a century of diplomatic relations," and They recalled that

the Argentine Embassy in that country has been closed since 1978

.

During the World Cup, especially since the victory over Mexico in the second round of the group stage, videos of Bangladeshi citizens celebrating Argentina's goals gained notoriety.

In reality they began to transcend from the Copa América 2021.

According to

the Argentine archaeologist Rocío Goncalves

, the origin of this fanaticism was found in a

historical episode

that took place in 1942, when the famous

"Battle of Singapore"

took place .

Led by Winston Churchill, the United Kingdom cut off supplies to Bangladesh, then the eastern part of Pakistan.

That blockade caused the

"Bengal Famine"

 of 1943.

From that moment, the resentment of the Bangladeshi people against the British grew.

And in the

1986 World Cup in Mexico,

 sympathy with Argentina began.

Especially when the team led by 

Diego Armando Maradona

 eliminated England in the quarterfinals.

Now, with the reopening of the Embassy and its consular section, both governments seek to "exploit the

potential

of the bilateral relationship, mainly in the commercial aspect that has a wide potential for growth, seeking to diversify trade and the Argentine exportable supply".

There is a friendly public:

Bangladesh is the eighth most populous country in the world

and has more than

169 million inhabitants

.

"Currently focused on oils, cereals, meals and soybean pellets, in order to satisfy the growing demand of the Bangladeshi market, a territory of 170 million people," they remarked in the statement.

They also intend to promote cooperation in sports, satellite, humanitarian aid and disaster management with that overpopulated country.

"Bilateral trade is around

US$ 900 million

annually -with a large surplus for our country- but there is still ample potential for commercial growth, taking into account that Argentina is positioned as a strategic and reliable supplier of food and energy," they detailed from Argentine Foreign Ministry, which after winning the World Cup received a letter from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

In addition, they indicated that "

Bangladesh imports basic agrifoods such

as wheat, oil, sugar, lentils and cereals, and aims for a reliable supply of these and other products, through direct purchase under a state scheme that subsidizes food for 10 million people, through the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB)".

Marolio, invited to the mission in Bangladesh and India

Following the decision to reopen the Argentine embassy in Bangladesh, the first commercial mission will travel in 20 days, which

will also go to India

, and the Marolio food company will be one of the firms leading the mission.

"This is the path that we want companies and SMEs from Buenos Aires and all of Argentina to follow; that is why we have invited them to the

business round

that we are going to do in India and Bangladesh in the coming days, it is a market that Argentine SMEs can also win," Cafiero announced.

As part of the 2023 National Export Promotion Plan, the head of Marolio, Juan Fera, spoke about his firm's exports: "We started exporting recently and we have opened many markets within the region and now with all the new trade missions that are coming, we are going to continue exporting Argentine work to the world".

In recent years, the company has exported between 300 and 400 thousand dollars annually, and in 2022 its exports exceeded 550,000 dollars, increasing by more than 35%.

The main export products are pasta, canned tomatoes, canned peach and canned vegetables.

Its most important markets are

Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela

.

The plant in General Rodríguez has 138 workers, of whom 43 joined in 2022. In addition, the company has 799 employees at its Mendoza headquarters, of which 642 are temporary.

Now he wants to take his jingle

to the most fanatical country of Argentina

.

DS

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Source: clarin

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