Politics 29-11-2018

Vice Chancellor: Argentina has no obstacles to doing business with Russia

Argentina finds no difficulty in doing business with Russia, despite Western sanctions against Moscow, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Raimondi told reporters.

When asked if Argentina might find it difficult to do business with Russia, Raimondi replied "No, not really".

"What we are facing are technical problems, we do not call them obstacles, they are technical problems, like sanitary or phytosanitary requirements that must be met, to do so, we are in negotiations, but I would not call them difficulties," the diplomat clarified.

Consensus in the G20 for final declaration

The diplomat also said that the Argentine government is confident that the members of the G20 (Group of 20 industrialized and emerging countries) will reach consensus and adopt a final declaration of the summit this weekend in Buenos Aires.

"We are convinced that we will be able to conclude the final document and we will achieve consensus, that the final declaration will be pronounced in favor of multilateralism," said Raimondi.

The diplomat commented that "the fact that the meeting is held in Buenos Aires gives us the opportunity to include the vision of countries such as Argentina, countries that are developing and have different needs, and the objectives of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations they will also be taken into account. "

"This is what we expect and we are willing to make our best efforts to achieve that goal," Raimondi added at a press conference.

The topics that are the focus of this summit, proposed by the country that holds the presidency, are the future of work, with an emphasis on innovation and education, sustainable food security and the mainstreaming of gender issues in all policies.

In addition, the summit will serve to discuss the architecture of the global trading system and the need to reform the rules of the World Trade Organization.

The G20 is composed of Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, USA, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the Union European Spain also participates in its meetings as a guest country.

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