Friday, January 23, 2009

South-South Cooperation in focus: Venezuela & Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez signed 21 agreements on Thursday with the country of Venezuela. The agreements are meant to lay the foundation for future cooperation between the two South American nations in such fields as energy, industry and transportation.

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (L) and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
attend the signing ceremony in Caracas, the Capital of Venezuela, Jan. 22, 2009.

The two presidents agreed to set up a joint venture between Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Argentina's state-operated Enarsa energy company to develop oil fields in Venezuela.

"Our strategic cooperation is increasing," Chavez said when referring to the commercial and diplomatic ties between Venezuela and Argentina.

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