Cristina Kirchner met with the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
Argentina, June 24, 2012
Cristina Kirchner met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who arrived to Argentina in the morning today. After the meeting, the president said that “Argentina and China are united by the same objectives, to achieve peace and growth of our people.”
And she added, “his presence represents not only a great honor, but the recognition of a new scenario in which Argentina wants to be a protagonist and the People’s Republic of China is already the main protagonist.”
Moreover, the President thanked the Republic of China for its support to the “unwavering defense” of the rights of Argentina over the Falkland Islands in the international arena.
The President and his Chinese counterpart agreed to increase trade last week as part of a bilateral meeting during the G-20 in Mexico. It should be noted that the volume of bilateral trade between Argentina and China in 2011 reached 14,800 million dollars, with a surplus for China, which exported 8,000 million U.S. currency, according to the embassy.
The Chinese premier will have a strong agenda in the two days of visit, which includes, in addition to meetings with the Head of State, a joint meeting with congressmen and senators from all political blocs, which will be chaired by the presidents of Senate, Amado Boudou, and Julian Dominguez deputies, ministers and businessmen.