Cristina Kirchner and Angela Merkel desire to deepen bilateral relations
Germany, October 6, 2010.- President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner held a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of her official visit to the European country.
With regard to the Paris Club, Argentina’s president said that “the vocation of Argentina is to pay all its debts.” And she added: “This is the only management, which never went into debt and is paying all debts contracted before 2003, without access to capital markets.”
The topics covered in lunch included differences in trade, the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur “to deepen the debate on agricultural issues” and the need to seek agreement for the next climate change summit, which will be held in Cancun.
Cristina Fernandez said that Germany increased its exports to Argentina, while the income of domestic products in the European country declined 2 percent.
Furthermore she added that “Argentina can be an excellent platform for German investment.”
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the German Federal Chancellery, where the President was received with military honors at the central plaza, where they sang hymns in both countries prior to the meeting.