India-Argentina Foreign Office Consultations held on bilateral relations

Sep 10: The 5th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Argentina were held via videoconference on 10 September 2020. The Indian side was led by Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East). The Argentine side was led by Mr. Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti, Deputy Foreign Minister of Argentina.

During the consultations, the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation within the framework of their Strategic Partnership. The consultations covered political, trade and economic cooperation as well as cooperation in defence, space, energy, science and technology, pharmaceuticals, mining, culture, and enhancing people-to-people contacts.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of existing agreements as well as those under negotiation and agreed to take forward the bilateral agenda, including by holding regular meetings of the institutionalised bilateral mechanisms. They agreed to explore holding of the Joint Commission Meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers, at an early date.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, and agreed to enhance cooperation in the multilateral arena. They also shared views and experiences on combating COVID-19 pandemic.