Discuss areas of cooperation between the GCC and the Argentine Republic

Riyadh, 4 February (BNA) – Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Negotiations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Dr. ir. Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al-Awaisheq, received on Monday, February 4, 2019 the deputy head of the mission of the Argentine Republic to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Federico Francescini.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed the cooperation between the GCC and the Argentine Republic and the activation of the existing agreements between the GCC and the Mercosur group, which was chaired by the Argentine Republic in 2019. The framework agreement for economic cooperation between the GCC and MERCOSUR was signed in 2005 in the Brazilian capital Brasilia.

Free trade negotiations between the GCC and Mercosur were also discussed and a memorandum of understanding was signed between the General Secretariat of the Co-operation Council and the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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1544 GMT 04/02/2019

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