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Russia & Argentina Discuss Expanding Anti-Terrorism Cooperation

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina and Russia are in talks to increase bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Argentine minister Hernán Lombardi of the Federal System of Media and Public Content said.

“We know that both the Argentines and the Russians are fighting terrorism,” said Lombardi, who is acting as the coordinator of the G20 summit on Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires. “We are discussing more cooperation between these two governments.”

According to the minister, in addition to the more specific issue of counterterrorism, Argentina also expresses the desire to cooperate more intensively with Moscow in the area of ​​security as a whole and in other fields, such as the digital industries and agriculture.

“For us, agricultural exports are important. We consider Russia a great market and a strong friend of Argentina,” he said.

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Created in 1999, the G20, Group of 20, acts as a forum for cooperation against global challenges, which has the 19 largest economies in the world plus the European Union. The group accounts for 85% of global economic output and 75% of international trade.

Meanwhile, Russia’s state energy company Gazprom and Argentina’s YPF can sign a document on operation at a specific gas field during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Buenos Aires, Russian ambassador to Argentina Dmitry Feoktistov told reporters.

“This document will focus on a particular field of gas, I cannot disclose all of them,” he said. “The parties will sign a document between Gazprom and YPF, the process is in the final stage and hopefully we will be able to sign this document. the details of the agreement, “said the ambassador.

In April, Argentine ambassador to Russia, Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio, said that Gazprom and YPF could soon sign an agreement on the exploration and extraction of gas at the Argentine field, Estación Fernández Oro.

In 2015, Gazprom and YPF signed a basic agreement on the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in Argentina. In April 2015, the two companies signed a memorandum of cooperation stipulating the partnership in the area of ​​exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons in Argentina and in third countries.

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