Putin in Argentina - Nuclear, communications, and legal frameworksSunday, July 13, 2014
New cooperation agreements at-a-glance
Five cooperation agreements signed yesterday between the Russian Federation and Argentina. The following breakdown provides a brief explanation of the agreements:
Nuclear energy - Perhaps the most important of the deals. Planning Minister Julio De Vido and Rosatom president Sergei Kirienko hammered out the details previous to the Government House meeting. The two countries will enhance exchanges pertaining to the peaceful use of nuclear energy. De Vido also noted that Russia has been pre-approved to be a supplier for an upcoming PWR power plant, which will use enriched uranium. Putin described his country’s “advanced technologies” in the field and high environmental safeguards.
Legal cooperation - Three agreements were also sealed between Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov establishing reciprocal legal assistance in criminal matters, another regulating extradition requests and the transfer of prisoners with firm convictions on criminal charges.
Communication - Public Communications Secretary Alfredo Scoccimarro and his counterpart Nikolai Nikiforov also put pen to paper for a new system regulating the cooperation in terms of mass media. Enhanced exchange of information between state-run news agencies such as Télam, Itar-Tass, and Interfax will be generated by the new deal. In addition, RT — a global Russian-based 24 news channel — will now be available in Spanish as part of the Open Digital Television (TDA)network in the country.