Matvienko counts on development of relations with Argentina after the elections

BUENOS AIRES, November 12. /Spec. interviewer Sergey Izotov/. The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko hopes to continue the development of Russian-Argentine relations after the election of the new President of Argentina.

“We proceed from the fact that the new Argentine President will ensure continuity in the Russian-Argentine relations, the continuation of their development, because it’s mutually beneficial cooperation in the interests of our countries, of our peoples”, – said on Thursday the speaker of the Federation Council at the meeting with the presidential candidate of Argentina’s ruling party, Daniel Scioli. She added that cooperation between the two countries “has a long history and has always been built on mutual respect and trust”.

Matvienko stressed that thanks to the efforts of the presidents of the two countries, “the Russian-Argentine relations have reached the level of comprehensive strategic partnership.” “We consider Argentina as a reliable strategic partner in Latin America and the world at large. We have a good development prospects trading-economic relations”, – she assured.

In turn, Scioli noted that the experience of Russia in the development of infrastructure, industry, heavy industry, including, for Argentina is priceless. He said that is a representative model, whose priority has always been the development of relations with Russia.

As expected, the head of the upper house of the Russian Parliament of the Russian Federation will also meet with opposition candidate Mauricio Macri.

October 25 was held in Argentina next presidential election. Following the results of voting in the second round, scheduled for 22 November, left opposition leader and head of the city government of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri and the candidate Pro-government forces, the Governor of the province of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli.