China's Xi Jinping hails 'new horizons' in ties with Argentina
Published on Jul 20, 2014 7:39 AM
BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Relations between Argentina and China are poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons," Chinese President Xi Jinping told lawmakers in Buenos Aires during a summit visit on Saturday.
Mr Xi is on a Latin American charm offensive to secure bilateral trade deals - particularly coveted raw materials - from governments throughout the region.
China is Argentina's third-largest trading partner behind the South American Mercosur bloc and the European Union, and one of its main destinations for food exports.
"Our two countries find themselves at a historic crossroads," said Mr Xi, as he met Vice-President Amado Boudou and the heads of both chambers of Argentina's legislature.
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