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China, Argentina sign series of agreements during Argentine president's visit

07-14-2010 13:54 BJT

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- China and Argentina on Tuesday signed 18 agreements including a joint statement in Beijing during Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's first state visit to China.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (6th R Back) and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (6th L Back) attend the signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between both countries in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
Chinese President Hu Jintao (6th R Back) and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez 
de Kirchner (6th L Back) attend the signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between 
both countries in Beijing, capital of China, July 13, 2010.(Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
After hour-long talks, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Kirchner witnessed the signing of 12 deals covering areas like transportation infrastructure, fisheries, energy, plant quarantine, and rail transport.

Three of the the agreements relate to the modernization of a freight rail line project in Belgrano city, Argentina.

Earlier Tuesday, Kirchner and Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu also oversaw the signing of six contracts on railway technology, and electrification of rail lines.

According to the contracts, China will provide an export buyer's credit to Argentina on locomotive purchases.

The two countries will also cooperate in Argentina's construction of a light rail system, subway construction and electrification of rail lines.

"The two sides spoke highly of the progress they had made in terms of cooperation in the fields of infrastructure and transportation," said the joint statement.

Kirchner, who had postponed her planned January visit due to domestic political reasons, said Argentina valued relations with China, and Argentina would forge mutually-beneficial trade ties with China.


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