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Argentina thanks Papua New Guinea for its support in the Malvinas claim

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:00 UTC
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Deputy minister Zuaín spent several days in Papua New Guinea, the first official visit in 38 years Deputy minister Zuaín spent several days in Papua New Guinea, the first official visit in 38 years

Argentina's deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuaín made an official visit to Papua New Guinea to establish closer political, cooperation and trade links and to thank the local government for their standing support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.

 According to a release from the Argentine Foreign ministry, this was the first official visit to New Papua Guinea since the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Asian Pacific country 38 years ago.

Zuaín met twice with the New Papua Guinea foreign minister to promote bilateral contacts and later with his peer to work on a raft of project proposals in the framework of the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation, FOAR.

The host country's Trade minister, the Investment promotion Authority and the head of the Economic Council met with Zuaín to inquire on “Argentina's economic development with social inclusion and other policies implemented since 2003 because they considered it an example to follow in Papua New Guinea”, according to the official report.

Zuaín also took the opportunity “to thank the very valuable support from Papua New Guinea to Argentina's position at the UN Special Decolonization committee on the Malvinas question”

Finally Papua New Guinea is one of the countries with greater cultural diversity in the world which has undergone a solid, sustained economic expansion during the last decade, based on diversified mineral, agriculture, forestry and fisheries exports and in the development of its energy resources, with strong foreign investments and stable macroeconomic policies.

The country is an APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Forum.

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  • paulcedron

    not even papua new guinea, a member of the commonwealth, supports britain regarding malvinas.
    neither the u.s.a., nor the rest of america, the whole africa, almost all europe, rusia, the list goes on and on...
    the u.k. is isolated as a lunatic in this matter.

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 03:38 am 0
  • ynsere

    The Argentines should set up a nice tractor fsctory to show their gratitude to Papua New Guinea.

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 03:47 am 0
  • Tik Tok

    Gee whizz Paul, an international heavyweight supporting Argentina Government, that will make you feel happy and the world won't give a shit. But probably as usual this will be Argentina propaganda and PNG have no idea of the bullshit being spun by idiots like you.
    Why is it that every Argentine I speak to is resigned to the notion that there is little current hope under the Argentine regime of Kirchner, the country is going down the toilet due to the madness of the government. Yet by virtue of your statement you support these idiots!!! Yet it's no point in trying to explain what a crazy bunch of complete twats that Kirchner and crew are, you will learn the hard way, because you are wearing blinkers.

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 05:15 am 0
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