MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Argentinean counterpart Cristina Fernandez convened on Thursday to sign ten cooperation agreements, including a plan of strategic partnership, during their official meeting in the Kremlin.
One of the agreements signed was a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, between Russian gas company Gazprom and Argentinian oil company YPF, which was signed by their respective officials, Alexei Miller and Miguel Galuccio.
Another agreement for the development of the Neuquen province 637-megawatt Chihuido I hydroelectric dam for a total of 1.84 billion euros (nearly $2 billion), was also signed.
Similarly, an MOU to build a nuclear plant in the South American country was signed by Russian Rosatom agency representative Sergei Kiriienko and Argentinian Planning Minister Julio de Vido.
Also during the Russia and Argentina meeting, respective foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Hector Timerman signed a comprehensive strategic partnership plan, while defense ministers Sergei Shoigu and Agustin Rossi signed an agreement on military cooperation.
In the end, Putin and Fernandez personally signed a joint declaration for the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.