President Macri meets with Japanese premier Abe
Japanese premier Shinzo Abe arrived in the country last night and held a meeting this morning with President Mauricio Macri as part of a tight agenda which seeks to re launch the bilateral ties after years of poor trade and political exchange between both nations.
It’s the first time since 1959 a premier meets with an Argentine head of state. Abe visited Argentina in September, 2013, during a meeting of the International Olympic Committee, but failed to meet former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as she was attending a G20 summit in Saint Petersburg.
After the meeting at the Pink House, in statements to reporters, Macri underlined the importance of a strategic alliance with the third economy in the globe.
Several bilateral trade agreements were signed today, which the president evaluated as "doors which are opening." "The solution comes with the integration with clear game rules," the Argentine head of state said.
"Japan has a lot of interest in Argentina. I have been accompanied by many businessmen from my country," the Japanese leader stated.
Abe comes from meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump last Thrusday.