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Have great expectations about future of relation with India: Argentina President Mauricio Macri

President of Argentina Mauricio Macri meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 18, 2019, 01.47 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Argentina President Mauricio Macri who is on a three-day visit to India met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House today. 

Macri landed in India on Sunday and visited Agra on the first day of his stay in the country.

The Argentina President was accorded a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan today morning.

Speaking to media after the reception, standing alongside President Kovind and PM Modi, he said, "Very Gald to be in India, such a wonderful country. We have great expectations about the future of the relations between both countries. We have many things to develop together in favour of the future of our people".

The visit comes at a time when both the countries are celebrating the 70th year of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Argentina.

PM Modi met with President Macri last year in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of G20 summit from November 30 to December 1. 

Argentina which became the first Latin American country to host G20 last year assured full support to New Delhi which will host the G20 summit in 2022.

"We are at the disposal of India to share any kind of and all the experience we have. It's the job you do in the whole year, the summit is just last expression. India will do it pretty well, you have a lot of experience. There will be no problem", Ambassador of Argentina, Daniel Chuburu said.

The visit comes even as Venezuela has been the focus in South America. Argentina has recognised the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the president. New Delhi has taken a cautious stand in the Venezuelan crisis since Caracas is the large oil exporter to India. 

There may also be some special declaration on Pulwama attacks by the President of Argentina during his India visit.