Stronger cooperation between our nations will greatly benefit our people, Prime Minister Modi tweeted

In their first bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez on Sunday discussed closer commercial and cultural linkages between the two nations.

They also reviewed the progress in implementing the Strategic Partnership established in 2019.

The meeting took place in Munich, on the sidelines of the G7 Summit being hosted by Germany.

"Reviewed the full range of the India-Argentina friendship during the very productive meeting with President @alferdez in Munich. Stronger cooperation between our nations will greatly benefit our people," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), discussions took place on various issues including trade and investment; South-South cooperation, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector; climate action, renewable energy, nuclear medicine, electric mobility, defence cooperation, agriculture and food security.

Traditional medicine, cultural cooperation, as well as coordination in international bodies also figured during the talks. Both sides agreed to enhance their bilateral engagement in these sectors, the MEA said.

PM Modi arrived in Munich on Sunday on a two-day visit to Germany to take part in the G7 summit. He will discuss issues like energy, food security, counter-terrorism, environment and democracy with the leaders of the powerful bloc and its partner countries.

Besides India, Germany, which is hosting the G7 Summit, has also invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa as guests for the summit. This is intended to recognise the democracies of the global south as its partners.

From Germany, Prime Minister Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on June 28 to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the Gulf nation.