Thursday, 12 May 2016
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In the context of her visit to Japan, Argentine Vice President Gabriela Michetti was received by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on 11 May 2016.

Prime Minister Abe thanked Vice President Michetti for her visit, which sets in motion the implementation of the agreements reached with President Mauricio Macri on the occasion of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, on 1 April.

Vice President Michetti stated that the visit is consistent with the identification of Japan as a priority country for Argentina’s foreign relations, and that her main goal is to revitalize the longstanding traditional bilateral relations between the two countries.

Both leaders agreed to hold political meetings at the highest level. Vice President Michetti said that she would be pleased to welcome Prime Minister Abe in Argentina this year, following the invitation extended by President Macri. Prime Minister Abe stated that he would like to visit Argentina, and in turn extended an official invitation for President Macri to visit Japan.

Vice President Michetti explained to Prime Minister Abe the policies adopted by the Argentine Government to strengthen foreign relations and business trade and to foster an investment-friendly environment in Argentina.

Prime Minister Abe expressed his support and his country’s expectations in view of these policies to reposition Argentina in the global political and economic scenario.

Vice President Michetti and Prime Minister Abe exchanged views on the future work of the G-20 and on Argentina’s aspiration to chair the Group in 2018, as well as on Argentina’s intent to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Press release No. 137/16.

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