Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017
Tourism, energy and other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main domains on which Argentina will deepen its relation with China, as confirmed by the Argentinean officials earlier this week.
While explaining the China-Argentina Business and Investment Forum in Beijing on Tuesday, Oscar Ghezzi, the president of the Argentinean Chamber of Tourism (CAR), said that “improved connectivity, openness to infrastructure investments and excellent conditions” opened the door for more foreign capital and more Chinese tourists. To quote the CAR, ‘we have included tourism as one of the high potential business sectors with China, along with agroindustry, energy and infrastructure.’
To attract more Chinese visitors to Argentina, Buenos Aires recently raised last year’s visa requirements for tourists already having visas for the United States or the European Union, permitting them to enter the country after filling out the details in a simple online form. Besides, Argentina has decided to further expand its energy matrix in collaboration with Chinese help on a number of nuclear and solar energy projects.
Juan Jose Aranguren, Argentine Minister of Energy and Mining, informed the press on Wednesday that it has approved that China will invest two nuclear plants and three solar plants in July, a northwest province in Argentina.