India, Argentina reaffirm commitment to strengthen ties: The Tribune India

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New Delhi, August 27

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent visit to Argentina was aimed at boosting the strategic quotient of bilateral relations with the resource-rich Latin American powerhouse to exhaust its opposition to India’s bid for permanent Security Council membership. of the UN, where she supports the Pakistani position. .

Economically, as Argentina has huge deposits of conventional oil and gas as well as shale, the two parties agreed to expedite the conclusion of Indian investments in specific projects in this area, in accordance with local laws. in force.

Recognizing the criticality of lithium in electric mobility and the abundance of the mineral in Argentina, the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of mineral resources with Jaishankar and his Argentinian colleague Santiago Cafiero hoping that the cooperation in the field of minerals would be mutually beneficial and lead to more trade, investment and collaboration in the sector.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said India had expressed support for Argentina’s entry into the BRICS. He had also thanked China earlier for inviting Argentina to Cafiero’s meeting last month with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

India and Argentina have made three high-level contacts so far this year as they pursue a closer relationship in the economic and political spheres. Jaishankar held two meetings with Cafiero while Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on June 26 on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany.

India has not only reiterated its support for the resumption of negotiations to find a solution to the question of sovereignty relating to the question of the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands. —TNS

interest in Tejas

Recognizing Argentina’s interest in the Indian-made Tejas fighter jet, S Jaishankar offered an exchange of visits between the armed forces, defense training and joint production of defense-related equipment.

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