PM Modi and Argentine President Alberto Fernandez review overall bilateral relations

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on the sidelines of the G7 summit and reviewed the overall bilateral relationship.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed various issues such as trade and investment, defense cooperation, agriculture, climate action and food security.

It was the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders. They reviewed the progress made in the implementation of the bilateral strategic partnership established in 2019.

Modi arrived here on Sunday for a two-day visit to Germany to take part in the G7 summit. He will discuss issues such as energy, food security, counter-terrorism, environment and democracy with the leaders of the powerful bloc and its partner countries.

“Discussed the full spectrum of Indo-Argentina friendship during the very productive meeting with President @alferdez in Munich. Closer cooperation between our nations will greatly benefit our people,” Modi tweeted.

“Accelerating Friendship with Argentina. Prime Minister @narendramodi met with President @alferdez in Munich. The two leaders discussed ways to deepen India-Argentina business and cultural ties “, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a tweet on Modi’s first bilateral meeting on his tour of the two nations.

Prime Minister @narendramodi met Argentinian President @alferdez in their first bilateral meeting. Discussed various issues such as trade and investment, climate action, South-South cooperation, pharmaceuticals, traditional medicine, agriculture, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Arindam Bagchi, in a tweet.

Discussions took place on various issues, including trade and investment; South-South cooperation, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector; climate action, renewable energy, nuclear medicine, electric mobility, defense cooperation, agriculture and food security, traditional medicine, cultural cooperation, as well as coordination in international bodies, has the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The two sides agreed to strengthen their bilateral engagement in these sectors, he added.

Besides India, Germany, host of the G7 summit, has also invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa as guests for the summit to recognize the democracies of the South as his partners.

Relations between India and Argentina were elevated to the level of strategic partnership in 2019. The multi-faceted relationship between the two countries has grown stronger over the years and encompasses political, economic, cultural, scientific and technological cooperation. .

India opened a trade commission in Buenos Aires in 1943, which later turned into one of India’s first embassies in South America in 1949, according to the Indian Embassy in Argentina.

There are approximately 2,600 NRIs/PIOs in Argentina. The majority of them live in the capital, Buenos Aires, including professionals working with Indian companies and multinationals.

From Germany, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on June 28 to offer his condolences on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf nation’s former president.

Sheikh Khalifa died on May 13 after battling illness for the past few years.

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