BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Thursday she felt “very happy” with the results of her trip to China, which she called one of the most important state visits she had made during her presidency, which began in 2007.
On her Twitter account and on her flight back to Buenos Aires, Fernandez said that she and her entourage, including several Cabinet ministers and businessmen, were “very happy with the results of the state visit” to the Asian giant.
“The day’s agenda unfolded in the Great Hall of the People. Began with the meeting with the prime minister, Li Keqiang, who received me very warmly. ‘Successful,’ was the word the prime minister used when he discussed the fruits of the meetings and the (one) we held with President Xi Jinping during the working meeting,” Fernandez said.
The Argentine leader also said that she met with the head of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Zhang Dejiang.
Fernandez’s trip to China had an important economic component with her participation on Tuesday in a meeting with businessmen and leaders of some of the main Chinese companies, to whom she emphasized the growing importance of bilateral economic exchanges.
Among the main Argentine infrastructure projects discussed by Fernandez with her Chinese hosts were the financing of two important hydroelectric dams and the construction of two nuclear power centers using Chinese technology.