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Minister Väyrynen: Closer relationship with Argentina is an excellent matter

Press release 85/2010
10 March 2011

Minister Väyrynen and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina, Hector Timerman, met in Buenos Aires. Photo: Päivi Nevala.Minister Väyrynen and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina, Hector Timerman, met in Buenos Aires. Photo: Päivi Nevala.

The successful export promotion visit of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Paavo Väyrynen to Argentina is leading to closer cooperation between the governments of Argentina and Finland and enhancement of trade and economic relations. Väyrynen commended the Argentine government for a constructive and practical dialogue after having met the Foreign Affairs Minister of the country, Hector Timerman, in Buenos Aires.

“I’m very happy that we could already agree on a few concrete measures with Foreign Affairs Minister Timerman by which to enhance the relations between our countries. The bilateral cooperation commission will continue its operation as soon as possible.”

“Argentina is one of the most significant states in Latin America and it is important that also the Finnish business sector on a broad front can cooperate with the country,” Väyrynen underlined.

Väyrynen and Timerman discussed trade and economic cooperation in comprehensive terms, the opportunities of Finnish companies in the Argentine market, and international trade and development issues. In addition to Timerman, Minister Väyrynen met also Argentine ministers responsible for agriculture, science, defence, planning and public works during his two-day visit to Argentina.

“The spirit of the meetings has been very warm and forward-looking. It has been great that also the local business sector has attended the business meetings in large numbers. I’m convinced that we have a wonderful future ahead of us in our bilateral relations,” Väyrynen highlighted.

On Thursday, 10 March, Minister Väyrynen’s export promotion trip to Latin America will continue to Uruguay, where, during about a day-long visit, Väyrynen will meet the President and the Foreign Minister of the country as well as a large number of other ministers. The accompanying business delegation will also have a busy schedule during the visit. Väyrynen’s first stop on the export promotion trip was Peru.

Additional information: Adviser to the Minister Päivi Nevala, tel. +358 40 753 4375


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