The Minister of Treasury, Nicolás Dujovne, met with the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, and his Minister of Treasury, Felipe Larraín, in Santiago de Chile. During his stay in the country, Mr. Minister discussed strategic issues related with bilateral trade, Argentina’s access to the OECD and Chile’s experience in fiscal issues.
After the meeting with the two officials, Dujovne said: “The meeting was very productive; we analyzed the structural fiscal rules of the Republic of Chile, something Argentina might consider in the future once we achieve fiscal surplus”.
Regarding international trade, Mr. Minister highlighted the relevance of the free trade agreement between both countries: “We talked about the concern on the growing protectionism trend at a global level. Argentina and Chile are committed towards trade progress and both countries already have their parliaments discussing the free trade agreement”.
Finally, Dujovne highlighted the importance of the support given by the international financial community to President Macri’s Administration.
Larraín congratulated Argentina for its new emerging market status and for the agreement entered into with the IMF.