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PRESS RELEASE : WORKING VISIT OF MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH TO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA 18 – 22 MARCH 2019

WORKING VISIT OF

 MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DATO’ SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH

TO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

18 – 22 MARCH 2019

 

The Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, will embark on a working visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina from 18 – 22 March, 2019. The Foreign Minister will participate in the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA + 40 Conference) to be held in Buenos Aires.

 

The Foreign Minister will pay a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Argentina, Mauricio Macri on 18 March 2019 at Casa Rosada, the President’s Office and hold a Bilateral Consultation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Jorge Faurie on 19 March 2019.

 

The Foreign Ministers will discuss issues of common interest on bilateral regional and international agendas. Malaysia and Argentina will continue to discuss pending MoUs with the hope of concluding the agreements soonest. Malaysia and Argentina enjoy cordial relationships and both sides will discuss ways to deepen and move the relationship further.

 

The Foreign Minister will be giving a talk on “Malaysia Foreign Policy under the New Government and Its Policy towards Latin America” at the Argentinian Council for International Relations (CARI), highlighting the bilateral relations between Malaysia and Latin America.

 

The bilateral trade in 2018 amounted to USD 1.34 billion and both sides agree that numerous opportunities exist for its expansion, particularly in agro-industrial biotechnology and cooperation in halal industry. PETRONAS is planning an investment amounting to USD 2.3 billion in the next four years by working together with Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) at the development of non-conventional oil in Argentina.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

17 March 2019