ASEAN, Argentina step up trade cooperation hinh anh 1Julia Perie, an Argentine parliamentarian at the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) (Photo:


Buenos Aires (VNA) – A webinar on trade between ASEAN and Argentina was held on October 11, aiming to accelerate the implementation of trade agreements inked between the two sides.

In her remarks, Julia Perie, an Argentine parliamentarian at the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur), touched on priorities in selling Argentinean products in ASEAN, and challenges to diversify exports.

She underlined that agricultural products account for nearly 90 percent of Argentinean exports to ASEAN, so the Latin American nation prioritises creating added value for those items, along with expanding cooperation in other spheres such as leather industry, pharmaceutical products and plastics.

Sebastián Molas, Undersecretary of Institutional and Government Relations of the Cabinet of Ministers, said Argentina will seek to enhance trade with international partners in the post-COVID-19 period, and ASEAN is viewed among key and prioritised regions of the Argentinean government.

At the same time, the country also pays heed to imports of telecom devices from Southeast Asia for the development of its technology and new media platforms.

At the event, a representative of the Vietnamese Embassy highlighted achievements of ASEAN since its formation, including sustainable economic growth indexes and its relations with international partners./.