Buenos Aires to strengthen trade ties with New Delhi, said Argentinian President Mauricio Macri

Buenos Aires to strengthen trade ties with New Delhi, said Argentinian President Mauricio Macri

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri was on a State Visit to India from 17 to 19 February 2019. Addressing the India-Argentina Business Summit at Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi, President Macri said, “We see India as a partner for the future.”

By Kanchi Batra

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri was on a State Visit to India from 17 to 19 February 2019. Addressing the India-Argentina Business Summit at Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi, President Macri said, “We see India as a partner for the future.”

President Macri said his country looks at New Delhi as a partner for the future. Buenos Aires is seeking to strengthen trade ties based on the principle of complementarity with New Delhi, the President added. 

Further, he highlighted services, IT, renewable energy, tourism, and mining as the potential areas to intensify the trade ties between the two nations.

President Macri said Argentina is fast integrating with the world and its efforts have been praised by the world at large which is embracing it. He asked businessmen on both the sides to seize the opportunities that exist, asserting all the support from the policymakers. He strongly recommended companies to look at opportunities beyond their domestic borders while taking their calls on investing. 

Argentina also became the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The agreement was inked by Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held talks with President Macri. Both the leaders expressed their satisfaction at the mutually beneficial cooperation and partnership between the two countries in the political, economic, technical, energy, mining, information technology, scientific and cultural fields. 

Both sides noted that new spheres of cooperation in areas of mutual interest have been identified and modalities worked out for further strengthening and expanding the bilateral relationship between the two countries. They took note of the year-long activities planned by the two sides to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The leaders reaffirmed the importance of parliamentary exchanges between the two democracies and welcomed regular visits of delegations between the two Parliaments.

10 MOUs/Agreements were signed in areas like defence, agriculture, space, pharmaceuticals, Between Prasar Bharati and its Counterpart, Antarctic cooperation, Work plan on Agriculture, Cooperation in IT and Nuclear energy.

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