September 21, 2014
Xi Jinping: Argentina-China ties at a 'historic starting point'
In the second day of his official tour in Argentina, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping visited the National Congress where was received by authorities of both Houses.
After arriving in Parliament at around 10 am this morning, Xi Jinping signed the Senate’s Book of Guests. “Our countries are at a historic starting point,” he said and praised the “important meeting” he held on Friday with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. “We are marking 10 years of a strategic association between Argentina and China, it is time to open new horizons and (in that direction) we have advanced with the president (Kirchner).”
Head of the Lower House Julián Domínguez and Senate chairman Amado Boudou were in charge of leading Xi Jinping’s parliamentary tour.
Amado Boudou affirmed the Asian giant “is not a simple buyer or trade partner” of Argentina “but a strategic partner to work together and have a more egalitarian world.”
“Relations between China and Argentina will continue to grow for the benefit of our people,” the also vise president stated, expressing Argentina’s gratitude for “the importance the Chinese government gives to our country.”
Xi Jinping was also received by the head of the Lower House Julián Domínguez who considered Argentina-China ties have reached their “best moment” in history, highlighting “firmly the significance and role played by China in the world today.”
“The 21st century is of Latin American and the Pacific,” Domínguez told the Chinese leader referring to statements by ex president of China Den Xiaoping. According to the Victory Front MP, stance in relations between Argentina and China “sets a solid base” that will allow both nations to “continue growing.”