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Cafiero discusses Argentina's accession to BRICS with Chinese colleague

Thursday, September 22nd 2022 - 10:44 UTC
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Cafiero also thanked China for its support regarding the Malvinas / Falklands Question Cafiero also thanked China for its support regarding the Malvinas / Falklands Question

Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Wednesday discussed his country's joining BRICS with his Chinese colleague Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Both officials also reviewed bilateral trade issues and investments in the energy sector, and agreed to continue working together at a high level, based on “the consensus adopted during the visit of President Alberto Fernández to China last February,” it was reported.

“The Chinese Chancellor, Wang Yi, expressed his country's firm support for Argentina to join BRICS,” Cafiero said on Twitter.

BRICS is a trade bloc formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

“We continue working to speed up the process of opening new markets with China, our second trading partner and the second destination of Argentine exports,” Cafiero went on as he thanked Wang Yi for his country's support of Argentina's application for membership.

Argentina “can contribute in this way to strengthen and broaden the voice in defense of the interests of the developing world and the global south, in a context of uncertainty and world polarization where it is essential to coordinate policies on energy and food security,” Cafiero argued. China is currently the second largest trading partner and the second largest destination for Argentine exports.

Cafiero also underlined the importance of Chinese capital investments in Argentina, which can be expanded onto the energy sector. Argentina has the second largest reserve of non-conventional gas in the world and is the fourth largest lithium producer worldwide.

Argentina's Foreign Minister also acknowledged China's support regarding the Malvinas / Falklands Question through its interventions as a member of the Special Committee on Decolonization, particularly during the June 23 session.


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  • MarkWhelan

    Could somebody please inform Argentina that BRICS is an economic pact and not a bank or a political platform to use to get support for their fictitious territory claims. (Falkland Island group and part of Chile.)

    Argentina has nothing to contribute to BRICS.

    Sep 22nd, 2022 - 01:54 pm 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    Argentina has nothing to contribute to BRICS.

    Argentina: Food. soybean meat, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, barley, oats, corn, tobacco, sugar cane, citrus fruits, wines.
    Energy. oil, biodiesel gold, copper, lithium.
    1st world exporter of soybean meal and soybean oil
    1st world exporter of peanut oil and manufactured peanuts
    3rd world exporter of soybeans
    3rd world exporter of oils and fats
    3rd world exporter of corn
    3rd world exporter of sunflower meal and sunflower oil
    4th world exporter of olive oil
    5th world exporter of wheat
    5th exporter of raw peanuts
    8th world exporter of sunflower seed

    What grains are produced?

    3rd world producer of soybeans and soybean meal
    4th world producer of corn
    4th producer and processor of soybean oil and biodiesel based on soybean oil
    4th world producer of sunflower seed and oil
    7th world producer of oils and fats
    7th world producer of boxed peanuts
    8th world exporter of sunflower seed
    9th world producer of wheat
    Argentine position
    in the world market
    of other crops

    What other crops are exported?

    1st world exporter of lemon juice and lemon essential oil
    1st exporter to the EU of organic fresh fruit, mainly pears and apples
    1st world exporter of yerba mate
    2nd world exporter of must
    2nd world exporter of fresh lemons
    10th world exporter of wine.
    What other crops are grown?

    2nd world producer of yerba mate and 1st country with the largest harvested area
    4th world producer of lemon
    5th world producer of wines
    8th largest producer of citrus

    Sep 23rd, 2022 - 11:22 am 0
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