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|Venezuela, Argentina endorse agreements on energy, industry, trade|| |
This Thursday, the presidents of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, and Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, endorsed new cooperation agreements on energy, industry, trade, food, housing and habitat.
In a meeting held in the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, both country officials signed a series of agreements, including food sovereignty, trade, access to new technologies, and oil related.
With respect to food, Argentina will supply powder milk, bovine meat, refined soy oil, chicken, rice, soy beans and yellow corn in 2012.
On trade, it was signed a document to strengthen commercial integration through new exportable offers allowing the two countries to carry out joint commercial plans aimed at opening new regional and extra-regional markets.
On energy, Argentina and Venezuela will conduct a joint study to evaluate oil fields and determine their feasibility.
Both countries also reached an accord in the social area to fight against poverty, mainly based on gender conditions. Also, Argentina will provide computers for Venezuelan children so as to grant universal access to information technologies.
On industry, they signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation and installation of the socialist factories Producto de Mano, with the help of Argentinian companies.
Besides, nine letters of commitment were signed for the construction of factories in diverse areas: personal hygiene, natural gas-based kitchens. On housing, it will be incorporated Argentina's experience in construction and urban development areas into the governmental programme Grand Housing Mission Venezuela.
Finally, Chavez and Fernandez endorsed a joint statement on the "Issue of Malvinas (Falkland)Islands," in which Venezuela reiterates its historical support to Argentina on the dispute of such Islands with the United Kingdom.