Madrid, 11 May 2022 (TDI): The Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, paid a visit to Spain on his tour of Europe to enhance relations. In Madrid, Alberto Fernandez met Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez.

The two leaders discussed priority issues of bilateral relations, including economy and trade, food security, and territorial integrity. Likewise, Spain supports Argentina’s position on the Malvinas (Falkland) Island conflict.

Moreover, the two leaders discussed the Russia-Ukraine War in detail and shared views regarding international responses.

In a statement, Prime Minister Sanchez said, “Meeting with President Fernandez, with whom I have noted his empathy for the situation we are experiencing in Europe.

Spain and Argentina strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and show our full respect for international legality and multilateral order.”

Furthermore, President Fernandez also met the King of Spain, Felipe VI. In addition, President Fernandez expressed interest to export gas to Europe through Spain.

Moreover, he proclaimed that Argentina has the capability to be a stable supplier of food and energy to Europe. Previously, the two leaders have met five times on different occasions, and have a good working relationship.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Minister of Argentina, Santiago Cafiero, and his delegation held a bilateral meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister.

According to the Argentine Foreign Ministry, the Ministers “ratified the magnificent relationship between both countries at a working meeting focused on trade, investments and the global agenda.”

Afterward, the Argentine President intends to visit Germany and meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He will also possibly call on the newly re-elected President of France Emmanuel Macron.

Lastly, as the Pro-tempore President of CELAC, the Argentine President aims to enhance ties between CELAC and the EU.

Argentina-Spain Relations

Argentina used to be a colony of the Spanish empire since its settlement by Europeans. Both nations established relations in 1863 when they signed the Treaty of Peace and Amity.

Currently, both nations enjoy cordial relations. Spanish is the official language of both countries. Moreover, both nations share the membership of the Organization of Ibero-American States.

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