Argentina appoints a new ambassador to China

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The Argentine president Javier Milei has appointed a number of new ambassadors for a series of strategic countries, among them China. The diplomat Marcelo Su谩rez Salvia, who previously served as Argentine ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, has officially been appointed as the new ambassador to Beijing.

President Milei, while announcing the diplomatic appointments, expressed his views on relations with China. Milei emphasized the importance of strengthening trade and diplomatic ties, highlighting the potential for mutual benefits between both nations. However, he also emphasized the need for a fair balance in international relations, ensuring that Argentina seeks agreements that do not compromise its sovereignty or create excessive dependencies.

Regarding China, Su谩rez Salvia’s appointment as ambassador underscores the importance of strengthening diplomatic and commercial ties between Argentina and China. This appointment is framed within the context of consolidating Sino-Argentine relations and emphasizing cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. The recent meeting between China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Modino highlighted the strategic importance of the relationship, underscoring the mutual will to deepen cooperation in various areas.

Argentine economists and analysts highlighted the significance of economic and commercial integration between China and Argentina, warning that any break in this relationship could have significant consequences for the Argentine economy.

The appointment of the Argentine ambassador to China is crucial in this diplomatic and economic context, marking a milestone in bilateral relations between the two nations, especially given initial uncertainties surrounding Milei’s presidency and the implications of his political agenda for relations between both countries.

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