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Alberto Fernandez met India’s Foreign Minister to strengthen trade ties

Alberto Fernandez meets Subramaniam Jaishankar

President Alberto Fernandez The Foreign Minister of the Republic of India received this Thursday afternoon in his office at Casa Rosada. Subramaniam JaishankaraWith him he advanced bilateral relations, with Argentina aiming to increase its trade flow with that country.

Also, with the Minister of External Affairs Santiago cafieroThe national leader and the Indian diplomat discussed global and regional news.

“We received the President in a very fair manner today, and tomorrow we will work with the various government areas to review all the issues we need to take forward and contribute to the development agenda for Argentina and India,” he commented. After the meeting, he accompanied Jaishankar in Pato de las Palmeras to make statements.

The Minister mentioned about this meeting “One of the topics of conversation is the possibility of Argentina joining the BRICS systemAnd we must move forward in the task ahead of us to strengthen an agenda for the Global South that is not based on the polarities that currently dominate the world.

Santiago Cafiero with Subramaniam Jaishankar after a meeting with the President
Santiago Cafiero with Subramaniam Jaishankar after a meeting with the President

Jaishankar, for his part, discussed “how the world is, how Argentina and India can contribute to stability, security and prosperity” and on business matters, “areas that are yet to be exploited. , especially. in sectors such as pharmaceuticals and energy, and possible “cooperation in security matters”.

“I am very grateful that the President welcomed me so quickly upon my arrival in the country. We had a good meeting in which we moved forward with many things that Prime Minister (Narendra) Modik and the President had already discussed when they met in Munich.The diplomat explained.

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And he added: “Given the current situation, given the prevailing polarization, countries with independent perspectives like India and Argentina can work very closely together on the situation. Especially in the Global South, we can cooperate on issues of energy and food security.”

Indian Ambassador to Argentina also attended the meeting. Dinesh PattiaUnder Secretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean, Gloria Congdeand Director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign AffairsD. Sandeep Kumar Bhaiyapu.

India has changed now Being the fourth most important trading partner of our country, accounting for 5.5% of total exports.. With a population of 1.4 billion, it is the second most populous country in the world after China. Last year, bilateral trade was around 5,600 million dollars and national exports increased by 38% year-on-year and 54% compared to 2019.

Alberto Fernandez with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met as part of the G7 in Germany
Alberto Fernandez with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they met as part of the G7 in Germany

A series of dialogues have already been taking place recently in various international fora with the top officials of the Asian nation. At the G7 Summit in Munich, Germany, In June of this year, along with President Alberto Fernández, Cafiro went to a meeting where the Argentine President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made progress in promoting a common agenda in all areas.

Earlier, the Argentine foreign minister visited India between April 24 and 27, where he held meetings with the trade and industry minister and Sherpa of the Asian country’s G20, Piyush Goyal; Modi also welcomed his counterpart External Affairs Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar.

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within the framework of that official visit India was able to place an order to buy 550 thousand tons of Argentine soybean meal, which represents approximately 220 million dollars.And given that Argentina holds the pro tempore presidency of the regional bloc, there has been a great deal of progress in the relationship between India and CELAC to strengthen connectivity.

Undersecretary for External Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, Gloria Congde;  Indian Ambassador to Argentina Dinesh Bhatia;  Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Subramaniam Jaishankar;  President, Alberto Fernandez and Chancellor, Santiago Cafiero
Undersecretary for External Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, Gloria Congde; Indian Ambassador to Argentina Dinesh Bhatia; Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Subramaniam Jaishankar; President, Alberto Fernandez and Chancellor, Santiago Cafiero

On that occasion Kafiro was exhibited before merchants and local chambers. The investment potential our country offers in sectors such as food, renewable energy, mining, power, electromobility and the knowledge economy; Among others, and visited a radioisotope production plant built by INVAP, an Argentine state-owned company in San Carlos de Bariloche, which exports the technology.

Built by an Argentine company, the plant aims to produce molybdenum-99 for medical applications, with a total production of 300 6-day Ci Mo-99 based on the use of low-enriched uranium (LEU). through a process developed by the National Atomic Energy Authority (CNEA) of the Argentine Republic. Radioisotopes are used in medicine to diagnose and treat cancer.

During the G7 summit, Alberto Fernandez spoke with Modi about Argentina’s membership in BRICS, a group of countries comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. of emerging markets.

Subramaniam Jaishankar with Santiago Cafiero at Casa Rosada
Subramaniam Jaishankar with Santiago Cafiero at Casa Rosada

“We had a positive meeting with Prime Minister Modi. We want to deepen our South’s ties with South Africa and Asia. We conclude that the next three G20—Indonesia, India and Brazil—will coordinate our multilateral agenda. Because those three are from the South,” Foreign Minister Kafiro explained on the occasion Infobay.

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The Indian Foreign Minister, who will attend a meeting with the Indo-Argentina Trade Council starting tomorrow, the 9th, will then visit the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial on Libertador Avenue and then, at 10:45, make traditional floral arrangements. The Liberator General delivers to San Martin with Cafiro, and a few minutes later receives him at the Palacio San Martin.

There, the ministers will hold a private audience and then preside over a working meeting of their respective delegations Bilateral Commissionimplements a common agenda with the aim of To strengthen and expand bilateral relations.

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