Kremlin: Putin to discuss bilateral relations and global issues with Argentinean President

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Argentinean President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who will be in Russia on an official visit on April 23. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.

“The sides will discuss the implementation of the agreements reached during Putin’s official visit to Buenos Aires in July 2014, and will exchange views on further development of trade and economic relations and expansion of investment cooperation,” informs the Kremlin.

“Heads of State will also consider cooperation both in the bilateral format and within the framework of multilateral organizations – the UN, G-20, regional integration groupings,” added the press service.

A priority partner

On July 12, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin had his first official visit to Buenos Aires.

After the talks, Russia and Argentina signed a number of documents to deepen cooperation between the two countries.

During the talks with the Argentinean counterpart Putin recalled that since 2009 the parties had been working on the implementation of the plan on promoting these relations to the level of strategic partnership.

The Russian leader said that Argentina was one of Russia’s priority partners in Latin America.

The Russian President also proposed to establish Bilateral Year of Culture in 2015, when Argentina and Russia celebrate the 130th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

“Our countries have similar opinions on key international issues and we uphold the principles of a multipolar world, equality, mutual respect, indivisibility of security,” stated Vladimir Putin.

Text and pictures by TASS