The organizational meeting of the Russia-Argentina Council of Entrepreneurs took place in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on April 17th .
The event was attended by the Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Vladimir Padalko, the Director of the Latin American Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Alexander Schetinin, the Deputy Director of the Department of Asia, Africa and Latin America of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia Sergey Nosov, the Deputy CEO of PJSC "PhosAgro" Valery Fedorov, the Executive Vice President Director of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Viktor Cherepov, the General Director of the National Committee for Economic Cooperation with Latin American countries Tatiana Mashkova.
In his speech Vladimir Padalko underlined that this meeting was the first step towards the renovation of the business council activities. The intention was to resume business cooperation with Argentinian business associations, identify “bottlenecks” and problematic issues of bilateral cooperation, and participate in the work of the Russian-Argentine Intergovernmental Commission.
Alexander Schetinin noted that Argentina was an important political and business partner of Russia. The basis of trade and economic relations between our countries was the cooperation in the field of agriculture and energy equipment. Alexander Schetinin stressed the need to establish cooperation with the Argentina-Russia Business Council, which unites a significant segment of the Argentine business community with business interests in Russia.
Sergei Nosov drew attention of the meeting participants to the negative trend in the dynamics of bilateral trade related to unfavorable global economic conditions as well as currency fluctuations. To overcome the current situation it was necessary to improve the quality of bilateral relations, conduct their diversification, and increase the range of products supplied. Restarting the work of the Council should bring the development of cooperation with Argentinian partners to a differently new level.
During the meeting, the General Director of PJSC "PhosAgro" Andrei Guriev was elected as the Chairman of the Russia-Argentina Business Council, his deputies were Tatiana Mashkova, Director General of the National Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation with Latin American Countries, and Vladimir Yurkov, Acting Director for Relations with State Agencies of PJSC "PhosAgro".
The work plan of the Russia-Argentina Business Council for 2017 was approved at the end of the event.
By CCI of Russia news reports