BUENOS AIRES, December 1 (Itar-Tass) —— By the end of the current year, the Russia-Argentina trade turnover will make about two billion dollars, though this level does not reflect the potential of the two countries, Veronika Nikishina of Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development told the Russia-Argentina business forum on Thursday.
“Argentina is Russia’s one of strategic partners in the Latin American region,” she said. “It is necessary to revise approaches to our trade and economic cooperation, focusing on high technologies and science efficient projects.”
“We see big potential of cooperation with Argentinean partners and suggest agreeing on a memorandum on mutual activities in modernisation,” she continued. “In the framework of that document we may launch certain pilot projects, which may be based on ideas and achieved agreements.”
Russia’s Ambassador to Argentina Viktor Koronelli stressed that “the entire complex of the Russia-Argentina relations has been developing lately very dynamically, which complies fully with agreements reached over meetings between our presidents in 2008 and 2010, and which are aimed at structuring relations of strategic partnership.”
He continued saying that the intensive political dialogue between Russia and Argentina is added by active trade, economic, scientific, technical, cultural, humanitarian cooperation, and meetings between enterprises of the two countries “improve existing contacts and let us look for new niches for mutually advantageous cooperation.”