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Narendra Modi, Argentine Macri hold bilateral talks; Argentina becomes 72nd nation to ink solar agreement

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks on Monday, with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Hyderabad House during Macri’s during an ongoing three-day official visit to India scheduled from February 17 to 19.

According to ANI news reports, the meeting will be followed by high-level delegation talks as well as the exchange of agreements between Argentina and India. Argentine president’s visit coincides with both the countries marking 70 years of the establishment of the bilateral and diplomatic relations between Buenos Aires and New Delhi.

Modi along with India President Ram Nath Kovind, earlier, had accorded a ceremonial reception to the First lady Juliana Awada and Macri on Monday. The reception was followed by laying a wreath-piece at Raj Ghat by Macri as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Argentina had become the 72nd country to mark the Framework Agreement of the ISA (International Solar Alliance). On the sidelines of Macri official visit to India, the agreement was inked, by Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie in the presence of Upendra Tripathy, ISA’s director-general.

On Monday, the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a tweet, wrote: “A new partner in the Alliance. The foreign minister of Argentina, @JorgeFaurie signs the Framework Agreement of International Solar Alliance @isolaralliance. Argentina becomes the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement.”

India and Argentina have signed several agreements until now which includes Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, France and India amongst other nations.

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