New Delhi: The Foreign Minister of Argentina, Hector Marcos Timerman, will be paying a four-day visit to India beginning tomorrow to co- chair, along with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, the fourth India- Argentina Joint Commission Meeting (JCM).

He will be accompanied by a 20-member delegation of senior officials from the Argentine Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Foreign Trade and Agriculture.

During the Joint Commission Meeting on June 17, the two sides will review progress on the entire gamut of India-Argentina bilateral relations including political, economic and commercial, agriculture, science and technology, defence and cultural issues and identify newer areas of cooperation. They will also exchange views on regional developments and global issues of common interest.

India and Argentina countries maintain close understanding on several multilateral issues. Argentina, a member of G-20, is presently also holding non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-14. Indo-Argentina trade turnover for the year 2012(Jan-Dec) was about USD 2 billion.


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