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Argentina and Mexico pledge to reach “absolute integration and free trade”

Monday, August 1st 2016 - 12:58 UTC
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Following a one hour private meeting the two presidents held a media conference and underlined the importance of “strengthening the ties” between the countries. Following a one hour private meeting the two presidents held a media conference and underlined the importance of “strengthening the ties” between the countries.
“Being Argentina and Mexico two of the largest Latin American economies, we share the path to develop the growth opportunity,” the Mexican head of state said. “Being Argentina and Mexico two of the largest Latin American economies, we share the path to develop the growth opportunity,” the Mexican head of state said.
”Today we decided to deepen these agreements so we can aim at reaching a better integration and free trade between both countries,” said president Macri. ”Today we decided to deepen these agreements so we can aim at reaching a better integration and free trade between both countries,” said president Macri.

Argentina and Mexico agree on the need to reach absolute integration and free trade, as part of the closer bilateral relations confirmed with the visit to Buenos Aires of Mexican head of state Enrique Peña Nieto.

 After signing 17 bilateral agreements at government house (Pink House), president Mauricio Macri and his Mexican counterpart Peña Nieto, agreed on the need of reaching “an agreement of absolute integration and free trade” between Argentina and Mexico, insisting on building a new era in the bilateral relations

Following a one hour face to face meeting the two presidents held a media conference and underlined the importance of “strengthening the ties” between the countries.

“Being Argentina and Mexico two of the largest Latin American economies, we share the path to develop the growth opportunity,” the Mexican head of state said. Mexico and Argentina are the second and third largest economies of Latin America.

”Today we decided to deepen these agreements so we can aim at reaching a better integration and free trade between both countries,” said president Macri.

Macri received Peña Nieto at the Government House, and then held a bilateral meeting also attended by members of their presidential cabinets. Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat Gay and the secretary of Strategic Affairs Fulvio Pompeo where present at the meeting.

The Mexican delegation was formed by secretaries of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu; the Mexican Ambassador to Buenos Aires Fernando Castro Trenti; Aides Coordinator Carlos Pérez Verdía Canales; and the undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean Socorro Flores Liera.

Mexico is a member of the Pacific Alliance together with Chile, Peru and Colombia, and Argentina has observer status, and president Macri and his team have repeatedly underlined the importance of joining the group which, with less than five years of existence has advanced faster and deeper than Mercosur in its quarter century.

President Macri was specially invited to the last Pacific Alliance held in Chile. With Brazil in the midst of its second recession year, which did not happen since the 1930s, Argentina needs to open its raft of options. This is particularly significant since although China is Argentina's main trading partner, Brazil comes second but is crucial for manufactured goods and complementary sectors such as the auto industry.

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  • gordo01

    ¡Méjico lindo y querido!

    Big mistake!

    Aug 01st, 2016 - 03:03 pm 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Well what a shock, a Britto sowing the seeds of discord to undo potential alliances.

    That is why the British have done for 400 hundred years. Ask Gandhi, ask Park Chung-He, ask any nation in Europe in their history since the 17th century, ask the Americans during the Civil War, ask Argentina and Brazil about Uruguay...

    Britain always has tried to divide others, to then conquer and control. Always has tried to distabilize world peace (Iraq anyone?). The UK record in world affairs is absolutely atrocious.

    Divide and conquer is their motto for 300 years. Well, Karma does work in mysterious ways no.... the ones who are utterly divided now are THEM. The UK is in shambles. And ripe for conquest.

    Aug 01st, 2016 - 04:56 pm 0
  • ElaineB

    @2 Rambling nonsense. Calm down and make an argument.

    “Ask Gandhi, ask Park Chung-Hee” - I think you will find they are dead.

    Aug 01st, 2016 - 05:06 pm 0
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