India and Argentina exchanged views on regional and international issues, and agreed to enhance cooperation in the multilateral arena

India and Argentina held their 5th foreign office consultations via video conferencing on Thursday and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation within the framework of their Strategic Partnership.

Tweeting about it, Ministry of External Affairs’ spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said,” Secretary East (Vijay Thakur Singh) led the Indian delegation at 5th India-Argentia FOC with Argentine delegation led by Dy Foreign Minister Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti. Reviewed progress in bilateral relations under Strategic Partnership & exchanged views on regional, international issues of mutual interests.``

The consultations covered political, trade and economic cooperation as well as cooperation in defence, space, energy, science and technology, pharmaceuticals, mining, culture, and enhancing people-to-people contacts.

The two sides also reviewed the implementation of existing agreements as well as those under negotiation and agreed to take forward the bilateral agenda, including by holding regular meetings of the institutionalised bilateral mechanisms.

They agreed to explore holding of the joint commission meeting at the level of foreign ministers, at an early date.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, and agreed to enhance cooperation in the multilateral arena.

They also shared views and experiences on combating COVID-19 pandemic.