- Title: ALGERIA: Argentine President Kirchner visits Algeria to bolster trade links
- Date: 17th November 2008
- Summary: BOUTEFLIKA ACCOMPANIES KIRCHNER OUTSIDE CAR LEAVING
- Embargoed: 2nd December 2008 12:00
- Location: Algeria
- Country: Algeria
- Topics: International Relations
- Reuters ID: LVABNPOTEHPGJ0ABZWQYR63USRVY
- Story Text: Algeria and Argentina sign trade agreements during Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's visit to Algiers.
Algerian and Argentine ministers signed three cooperation agreements in the presence of President of Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Monday (November 19) in Algiers.
The first agreement relating to the development and peaceful nuclear energy use was signed by Chakib Khelil, Algerian Energy and Mining Minister and Julio de Vido, Argentina's Minister for Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services.
An agreement on cooperation and experience sharing between the Algerian news agency, Algerie Presse Service (APS) its Argentine counterpart, Telam, was also signed.
A third agreement signed on Monday related to public health and medical sciences.
Kirchner listed the areas of cooperation agreed with Algeria. "We have discussed the areas in which we are going to cooperate - nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry,energy, transfer of technology, cattle farming," she said.
It was the second and last day of Kirchner's visit to Algeria. She will travel to Tunisia, Libya and Egypt for talks aimed at bolstering trade with those Arab nations.
Argentina's exports to Algeria have been valued at nearly 900 million dollars (800 million euros) so far this year, compared to 765 million dollars in 2007. Algerian exports to Argentina were worth 95 million dollars in 2007
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