BUENOS AIRES – Argentina and the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan seek to “strengthen political, economic and cultural ties,” Argentina’s foreign ministry announced during an official visit by Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev.
During talks late Thursday with his Argentine counterpart, Pedro Villagra Delgado, the Kazakh diplomat said his main mission in the South American country was to “deepen political dialogue” between Buenos Aires and Astana.
The two deputy foreign ministers stressed “the need to expand bilateral cooperation in trade, energy, agriculture and infrastructure.”
They also discussed cooperation in space-related matters and the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as Argentina’s participation in Expo 2017 Astana “Future Energy” between June 10 and Sept. 10.
The Kazakh diplomat wished Argentina success on its own bid to host a specialized Expo in Buenos Aires between Jan. 15 and April 15, 2023 under the theme “Science, Innovation, Art and Creativity for Human Development.”
Ashikbayev also met with Susana Malcorra, Argentina’s foreign minister, and with other top officials in the government of President Mauricio Macri before signing a declaration of intent on the Exchange of Media, Audiovisual and Artist Content between the two countries.