BUENOS AIRES, June 22 — The imminent visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Argentina will push forward bilateral ties, Chinese Ambassador to Argentina Yin Hengmin told Xinhua inside a recent interview.
The Argentine government and civil communities have attached importance to Wen’s visit scheduled from June 23 to 25, which is another major diplomatic event between your two nations after Chinese Leader Hu Jintao’s trip to Argentina in 2004.
Yin stated the 2 nations have obtained tremendous accomplishments in bilateral relations in most fields because the forging of diplomatic ties in 1972.
The current years have observed frequent high-level contacts and closer relations since China and Argentina established the proper partnership in 2004, he stated.
The 2-way trade volume has presently arrived at 15 billion U.S. dollars with increased Chinese purchase of Argentina, Yin stated.
When it comes to cultural trades, he stated China’s Confucius Institute has opened up two branches in Argentina.
In the worldwide level, China and Argentina have completed seem cooperation, Yin stated, adding the two nations held similar positions on global global warming and also the reform from the Un Security Council.
Throughout Wen’s remain in Argentina, the 2 nations will sign a number of cooperation contracts and celebrate the 40th anniversary from the establishment of China-Argentina diplomatic relations, he added.
Yin stated strengthening farming cooperation is going to be among the hot subjects of debate between your leaders of each side. Argentina may be the world’s major agriculture exporter and China is really a primary importer of Argentina’s soybeans and soybean oil.
The total number of bilateral farming trade arrived at 5 billion dollars this year, comprising one-third of bilateral trade volume, he stated, adding the two nations will sign three farming cooperation contracts throughout Wen’s visit.
He stated Latin American nations including Argentina have attached importance to relations with China recently. The trade volume between China and Latin America has arrived at 200 billion dollars this year with increased Chinese purchase of Latin America, he added.
Yin stated China and Argentina could seek more collaboration in worldwide matters according to political mutual trust. Argentina always adheres towards the one-China policy and China backs Argentina’s stance around the Malvinas Islands, known as Falkland Islands by Britain, he stated.
Editor: Jenny Wang, from ChinaBeijing.org