Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timerman to visit India from June 15-18

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New Delhi, June 14, 2013

Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Marcos Timerman will visit India from June 15-18 to co-chair, along with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, the fourth India-Argentina Joint Commission Meeting (JCM).
Mr Timerman will be accompanied by a 20-member delegation of senior officials from the Argentine Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Foreign Trade and Agriculture.
During the JCM on June 17, the two sides will review progress on the entire gamut of India-Argentina bilateral relations including political, economic and commercial, agriculture, science & technology, defence and cultural issues and identify newer areas of cooperation.
They will also exchange views on regional developments and global issues of common interest, an official press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The last visit to India at the level of Foreign Minister from Argentina was in 2006 and Mr Khurshid had visited Argentina in February 2013.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner visited India in October 2009.
"India and Argentina enjoy warm and friendly relations based on shared values of democracy, rule of law and inclusive growth. The two countries maintain close understanding on several multilateral issues," the release said.
Argentina, a member of G-20, is presently also holding non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-14.
Indo-Argentina trade turnover for the year 2012(Jan-Dec) was about $ 2 billion, the release added.