BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will visit Russia on April 22-23 at the invitation of Vladimir Putin, official sources announced Wednesday.
“The aim of the visit is to continue deepening bilateral relations within the framework of a broad-based strategic association in all spheres of Argentine-Russian cooperation,” said the Argentine Foreign Ministry on Wednesday in a communique.
The Russian president and Fernandez will review the various agreements signed during Putin’s visit to Argentina last July and “new accords are predicted to be signed,” the text says without revealing what those agreements might include.
Fernandez will also participate in an Argentine-Russian business forum “and will take advantage of the occasion to meet with the top economic leaders of that country,” said the communique.
On the occasion of the visit, Argentina will send to Russia a multisector trade mission to diversify and promote bilateral trade.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Fernandez’ trip “reflects the excellent bilateral relations and historic friendship between the two peoples on the ... 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.”