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Argentina Seeks to Buttress MERCOSUR –EU Agreement

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The two blocs exchanged proposals as part of the visit of a high-level EU official to Buenos Aires

Argentina’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Susana Malcorra, welcomed Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Ms Malcorra stated that President Mauricio Macri has been invited to Brussels by the highest EU authorities, and that the visit would be part of a wide-reaching shared agenda.

“We are aiming for deeper dialog and, we hope, a better understanding of the situation Argentina is in at the moment and of what the opportunities are for working together,” Ms Malcorra, who heads Argentina’s diplomatic corps, explained. She added: “There will be a macroeconomic and financial dialog between Argentina and the EU here in May, and between September and October the Argentina–EU committee will meet to move forward on these issues.”

In turn, Argentina’s Minister of Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, said during his visit to the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) (link in Spanish) that the MERCOSUR–EU agreement is one of Argentina’s highest integration priorities.

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