The Argentine Chancellor, Santiago Cafiero, met in Italy with representatives of the United States and Spain, within the framework of the G20 ministerial summit that was held in the town of Sorrento.
The official It was part of the session of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers and was able to dialogue with the United States Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, and the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Mara Reyes Maroto. This was the first intervention as chancellor of Santiago Cafiero in some summit of the group of 20 nations.
In his meeting with the Tai, Santiago Cafiero analyzed the link between the United States and Argentina, the economic effects of the pandemic and the policies necessary for the reactivation of employment.
In turn, as expressed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a statement, both officials ratified the mutual commitment to donate vaccines to improve immunization rates in the countries of the American continent.
Meeting with Mara Reyes Maroto from Spain
In his meeting with the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, Mara Reyes Maroto, Cafiero He expressed his gratitude for the support of the European nation in the country’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The official also expressed to Reyes Maroto Argentina’s interest in promoting investments from an SME and federal perspective, fostering the link between potential investors and local productive projects. “
Both ministers agreed to work to achieve the recovery of the decline in bilateral trade due to the pandemic and thus strengthen the economic-trade relationship, “Unfolding all the potential that the relationship between both countries has.”
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain is the fourth European trading partner and the second foreign investor in the country and detailed that in 2020, bilateral trade with Spain reached 1,800 million dollars with exports of the order of US $ 1,100 million and imports for US $ 700 million “.
“We are particularly 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,” he said. Cafiero.