On May 3 talks between Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Chairman of the Russian part of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Sergey Dankvert and Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to the Russian Federation Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio took place in Moscow. The representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Agriculture also participated in the meeting on the Russian side.
Ricardo Lagorio reported that the visit of President of Argentina Mauricio Macri to Russia in late January 2018 and the subsequent holding of the 13th meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission had provided a new impetus to the strategic partnership between the two countries and allowed to outline long-range objectives and guidelines for bilateral cooperation. In this respect the Argentine party suggested introducing the format of quarterly summarizing intermediate results as regards the implementation of the reached agreements at the level of responsible representatives of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission Working Groups.
Sergey Dankvert agreed with the appropriateness of such activities and suggested holding the first such meeting within the framework of the Forum of the Councils of Entrepreneurs of Russia and Argentina which will be held in Moscow on June 18.
Besides, the parties discussed the possible inclusion of the topic of environmental management in the agenda of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentine Commission. At present the issues of trade and economic and investment cooperation, as well as cooperation in the field of energy, education, science, technology and agriculture are addressed on the sidelines of the Intergovernmental Commission within the framework of the activities of the four Working Groups.
In conclusion, the sides agreed that the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in which Sergey Dankvert and Ricardo Lagorio planned to participate could become a perfect forum for the discussion of the current issues concerning the interaction between Russia and Argentina. The Forum will be held in St. Petersburg on May 24-26.