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PRESS RELEASE : OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, MARTA GABRIELA MICHETTI TO MALAYSIA 2 – 6 MAY 2019

OFFICIAL VISIT OF

THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC,

MARTA GABRIELA MICHETTI TO MALAYSIA

2 – 6 MAY 2019

 

The Vice President of the Argentine Republic, Gabriela Michetti will undertake an official visit to Malaysia from 2 until 6 May 2019. This will be the first official visit from the Argentine side in 22 years. The last official visit was by Tun Dr. Carlos Menem, former President of Argentina, in 1990 and 1997.

 

Gabriela Michetti is scheduled to meet with the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Both will discuss matters of common interest related to human rights, women empowerment, gender and empowerment of people with disability.

 

Gabriela Michetti is also scheduled to meet with the President of Senate of the Parliament of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vigneswaran Sanasee, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Dato’ Salahuddin Ayub and the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking.

 

During her official visit, Gabriela Michetti along with Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking is scheduled to convene a roundtable meeting with Malaysian and Argentine companies, exploring trade and investment opportunities for both countries. Bilateral trade in 2018 amounted to USD 1.34 billlion, with exports to Argentina valued at USD 140 million and imports from Argentina valued at USD 1.20 billion.

 

The visit is expected to further reinvigorate Kuala Lumpur-Buenos Aires ties and give new impetus to the bilateral relations in various areas such as trade and investments, empowerment of women and people with disability as well as food and agriculture industry.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

1 May 2019