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China, Argentine sign 18 agreements

07-14-2010 18:55 BJT

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The Argentine President's visit to China has been fruitful. The two countries have signed 18 agreements including a joint statement during Argentine President's first state visit to China.

During the talks on Tuesday, President Hu Jintao called for cooperation in various fields. He said China will work with Argentina to take measures to stabilize and expand bilateral trade and investment. For her part, the Argentine president promised joint efforts with China to push forward bilateral ties.

The two leaders vowed to lift their bilateral strategic partnership to a higher level.

After hour-long talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of 12 deals covering areas including transportation infrastructure, fisheries, energy, plant quarantine, and rail transport. Earlier on Tuesday, the two sides signed six agreements in other fields.

Trade relations between China and Argentina have expanded rapidly over the past years. China's statistics show that total two-way trade volume reached 14.39 billion US dollars in 2008.

In the first four months of this year, Argentina's statistics show the volume of bilateral trade exceeded 3.2 billion US dollars.

The two countries also signed a joint statement, in which China reiterated its support for Argentina's sovereignty claim to the Malvinas Islands. Argentina said it would follow the One-China policy and support the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.cn

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