Argentina President arrives in India for a 3-day visit

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore received the President and the First Lady

New Delhi: Argentina President Mauricio Macri arrived here on Sunday for a three-day visit. Marci is set to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enhance cooperation in key sectors such as the economy, nuclear technology and space.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports and Information and Broadcasting, received the Argentine President from the airport and tweeted the welcome: “Bienvenido Señor Presidente! President of #Argentina @mauriciomacri arrived in Delhi on a 3-days State Visit, accompanied by First Lady & a high-level delegation. India and Argentina are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations,”

Macri will hold delegation-level talks with Modi and have other official engagements on Monday. During his visit, President Macri will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind. He will travel to Mumbai on February 19. He is also likely to visit Agra during his trip.

Macri’s visit to India follows Modi travelling to Argentina in late 2018 for the G20 summit, during which the leaders had a “very productive” bilateral meeting.

The trade between the two sides stands at around USD 3 billion.

“This visit will provide an opportunity to the two sides to review progress in bilateral ties and to explore new avenues of cooperation,” the MEA had said.

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