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Argentina and Russia agree on aquaculture cooperation

Staff writer ▼ | April 28, 2015
Casamiquela, signed a cooperation agreement on agriculture, livestock and aquaculture with the Russian Federation.
Argentina and Russia
Aquaculture   A new deal between distant friends
The agreement was signed within the framework of the visit to Russia performed by a delegation led by the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and is part of the Agreement on Comprehensive Strategic Integration signed by the president of Argentina and her Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Casamiquela, accompanied by Secretary of Policy Institutional Coordination and Agricultural Emergency, Javier Rodríguez, and INTA President, Francisco Anglesio, highlighted the transcendent value of the agreements, strengthening the Argentine-Russian bilateral relationship, which will result in increased exports of Argentine goods and services.

Among other factors, the agreement for a joint cooperation programme promotes the exchange of information and experience in the development of regulatory and technology assessment criteria harmonization standards in the biotechnology field; the development of cooperation among the scientific organizations carrying out research in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture, training and updating specialists with the necessary courses.

On the other hand, the renewal of the Scientific and Technical Cooperation Framework Convention between the INTA and the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, whose aim is to promote and develop academic and cultural exchange on issues related to animal production (meat, milk, silvopastoral systems), animal health, agricultural machinery, food security and household agriculture.

The agreement provides for mutual assistance in the areas of education, research, development and technology transfer and personnel training.

With regard to economic cooperation, the two countries marked interest in "increasing and diversifying bilateral trade, with the goal of reaching $5 billion in 2016" and carrying out joint work "for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for restructuring the sovereign debt."