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Tag: Bangladesh

  • Tuesday, June 20th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Bangladesh files formal request to join BRICS

    The note was filed after a meeting between Hasina and Ramaphosa in Geneva

    According to the Dhaka Tribune, the government of Bangladesh last week filed a note applying for membership to the BRICS bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The application from Bangladesh, currently recognized as a “Friend of BRICS,” is expected to be discussed at the group's summit in South Africa in August.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 08:10 UTC

    Argentine missions land in Bangladesh ahead of Embassy reopening

    Cafiero was joined by executives from several companies seeking further trade opportunities in a market of 170 million people

    Two Argentine missions reached Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, during the weekend. First, the one headed by Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero and a group of business people seeking opportunities to capitalize on the reopening of the embassy in the Asian country that so openly celebrated Lionel Messi's team winning the football World Cup.

  • Friday, February 10th 2023 - 10:18 UTC

    Reopening of Argentina's embassy in Bangladesh made official

    Bangladesh celebrates Argentina's sporting achievements as if they were their own

    The reopening of Argentina's embassy in the People's Republic of Bangladesh was published Thursday in the Official Gazette. The diplomatic mission to be reopened in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, had been shut down in 1978 but interest from the South American country in the Asian nation resurfaced during the 2022 football World Cup, which was celebrated as if Bangladesh had defeated France in the final.

  • Sunday, December 11th 2022 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentina to reopen embassy in Bangladesh

    In August this year, Cafiero met with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Abul Kalam Abdul Momen

    Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero announced his country would be reopening its embassy in Bangladesh after 40 years, a decision most likely boosted by the Asian country's support of Lionel Messi's team playing the football World Cup in Qatar.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 10:12 UTC

    Argentine fans support Bangladeshi cricket squad

    The news of the creation of the group went viral on social media and Argentine fans keep joining the webpage “at a rapid pace.”

    A group of Argentine football fans has launched a Facebook initiative to root for Bangladesh's cricket team in recognition of the Asian country's devotion to the South American squad participating in the Qatar 2002 football World Cup, and particularly for Lionel Messi and the late Diego Maradona.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    At least 49 dead in Bangladesh port blast

    The case has been likened to the 2020 explosion in the port of Beirut

    Following an explosion at a private container depot near Bangladesh's port of Chittagong - the largest in the country - local authorities have reported that at least 49 people were killed and hundreds more were injured.

  • Tuesday, May 7th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Myanmar releases two Reuters reporters imprisoned for 500 days

    The two reporters, Mr Wa Lone, 33, and Mr Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail

    Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars, witnesses said. 

  • Monday, April 26th 2010 - 05:51 UTC

    Former Royal Navy Falklands’ Patrols Sold to Bangladesh

    HMS Dumbarton Castle, out of service since 2005, sailing in Falklands’ waters

    Two former Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels built by Hall Russell in Aberdeen and which for years were on Falkland Islands service have been sold to Bangladesh's navy.