The governors of the Argentine Far North leave on a trade mission to the United States — MercoPress

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Governors of Argentina’s Far North go on trade mission to the United States

Monday, September 26, 2022 – 18:56 UTC


De Pedro and the governors will also visit public, private and multilateral organizations, as well as some technology companies

Argentine Interior Minister Wado De Pedro and the governors of the provinces of the Far North leave on Monday on a business trip to the United States in search of opportunities during meetings in Washington and New York.

The official delegation seeks to attract investors to help finance the development of local resources and increase exports while boosting the productive, industrial, tourist and cultural potential of the region.

The Argentine Embassy in Washington will organize a working meeting with the main think tanks of the United States to discuss “The potential of the High North in bilateral relations with the United States: energy, food security, mines and electrical conversion” .

The agenda will also include visits to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, as well as meetings with members of Joseph Biden’s administration, as well as Republican and Democratic lawmakers, in more businessmen and investors from the Chamber of Commerce and the Council of the Americas.

The United States Ambassador to Argentina, Marc Stanley, will also join the mission in Washington, alongside his Argentine counterpart in Washington DC, Jorge Jorge Argüello.

De Pedro and the governors will also visit public, private and multilateral organizations, as well as select technology companies, with a particular focus on cotton, lithium and agricultural exports.

Governor of the Chaco [and former federal Cabinet Chief] Jorge Capitanich, said on Twitter that “the heart of this mission is to finally materialize a financing agenda for the bio-ocean corridor in a multi-year perspective with the participation of multilateral credit organizations” as well as “to promote more investments in different strategic productive complexes together”. with the revitalization of bilateral trade.

Capitanich also explained that the mission “has scheduled meetings with the multilateral credit agencies (IDB-IBRD) under Article 86 of the national finance bill”, with the “aim of promoting financing over a period 15 years equivalent to 40% of the agreed total”. for the country in a specific program which will be called Grand Nord”.

“This program aims to correct serious asymmetries in integrated logistics and basic social infrastructure, which today constitute the main limitation for the development of the region and the country”, explained Capitanich, who added that “without overcoming the logistical restriction, the region will not be able to overcome real bottlenecks to achieve systemic competitiveness.“

“During this year, the Regional Council of the Far North was able to carry out two international missions, to the United Arab Emirates and to the United States”, added Capitanich.

He also mentioned “the first industrial, productive, gastronomic, tourist and cultural exhibition in the Far North and at the same time the organization of the investment and foreign trade agency with the region’s participation in fairs and exhibitions in the country. and abroad “. ”

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