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Argentina keen to expand trade relations with Bangladesh

BSS . Dhaka
31 Jan 2023 19:47:29 | Update: 31 Jan 2023 20:14:33
Argentina keen to expand trade relations with Bangladesh
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Argentina is very keen to expand its trade relations with Bangladesh as a special delegation including businessmen and high government officials will visit Bangladesh at the end of February.

The head of the economic and trade office and deputy chief of mission (DCM) of the Argentine Embassy in New Delhi Franco Augustin Senilliani Melchior said this during a courtesy meeting with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) leaders at its office on Tuesday.

Melchior said that both countries have a lot of potential. "There is a huge demand for minerals including lithium, olive oil, processed food, and raw materials of gold. Argentina could be a good option for Bangladesh for importing these products," he said.

At the same time, he said there is a huge demand for textiles in Argentina adding that Bangladesh could explore the textile market in Argentina and thus look for ways to export it to the country.

He also invited Bangladeshi investors to explore the diversified sectors of Argentina, read a press release.

FBCCI thanked Argentina for taking steps to open an embassy in Bangladesh. FBCCI vice president Md. Amin Helaly said that Argentina could be a good option for Bangladesh in terms of minerals and edible oil.

At the same time, it is a good opportunity for Bangladeshi exporters to grab the textile market of Argentina.

Helaly said that FBCCI would cooperate in building strong ties between the two countries by facilitating B2B meetings. The FBCCI vice president also invited the Argentine trade attaché and government officials to attend the Bangladesh Business Summit which is scheduled to be held in March this year.

FBCCI director Md. Rejaul Kariem Rejnu, MGR Nasir Majumder, Bijoy Kumar Kejriwal, Hafez Harun, Dr Nadia Binte Amin, Akkash Mahmood were also present at the meeting.