May 21, 2013
CFK announces mining site
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced the development of a mining project between Neuquén, Mendoza and Río Negro provinces which will be led by Brazilian company Vale, and is expected to become the largest potassium mining site in the world.
“I like the fact that this project will be developed with Brazil,” Fernández de Kirchner added, and said that "this agreement will thus restore our trade balance with Brazil.”
The Head of State also called for South American countries to make joint efforts to become a breakout region in the century that we live in. “I want to highlight the strategic need we have in South America to join efforts to become a major leading region in the 21st century,” she concluded.
Cabinet chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and Ministers Julio De Vido (Planning), Florencio Randazzo (Interior) and Débora Giorgi (Industry) and Vice-president Amado Boudou attended the ceremony.