Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero with the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai,

In the exchange, the effects of the COVID pandemic and the policies and initiatives necessary for the recovery of growth and employment were also discussed.

Cafiero seeks to increase the export agenda through the incorporation of added value, market diversification and integration into global and regional value chains.

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Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero with the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai,

With Spain, the Argentine Foreign Minister held a meeting with the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Maria Reyes Maroto, to whom he thanked the support in the negotiation of our country with the IMF and in the discussion that Argentina is giving on the surcharges.

Cafiero expressed to Minister Reyes Maroto the will of “promote investments from a SME and Federal perspective, fostering the nexus between potential investors and local productive projects “.

Spain is the fourth European trading partner. With a surplus trade balance in 2020, bilateral trade with Spain reached 1,800 million dollars, with exports in the order of 1,100 million dollars, and imports of 700 million, being the second external investor in our country.

We are especially gratified to know that not only do we receive Spanish investment, but also that our companies are having an increasing presence in Spain, generating more jobs in both countries “, Cafiero assured.

Both ministers agreed to work to recover the fall in bilateral trade due to the pandemic and thus strengthen the economic-trade relationship, displaying all the potential that the relationship between the two countries has.

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