Under the visa Agreement signed on 14 october during the visit of President of Argentina to Delhi, the Argentine government has agreed to grant five year multientry business visas to Indian visitors....and that too free of cost. Stay during each visit is 90 days extendable by another ninety days. Fantastic... Let us thank the President and the Foreign Ministry of Argentina. The embassy of India in Buenos Aires will do the same thing for Argentine business visitors ...plus give free coffee under their Cafe con Visa system
Trade target of 3 billion dolars for 2012
The two governments have set 3 billion dollars as the target. The exports of India should double to one billion dollars from 492 million in 2008 and Argentine exports to reach 2 billion by 2012 from 836 million in 2008.
Invitation to invest in Argentina
The Argentine President in her adddress at the busines seminars and meetings in Delhi and Mumbai invited Indian cos to invest in Argentina. She spoke of the new paradigm of stability and growth of the economy, availability of natural resources and creative human resources of Argentina.
She had a meeting with Rattan Tata in Mumbai and in this meeting also the discussion focussed on investment in Argentina.
During the business seminar in Delhi, Ashok Leyland signed a JV with TBA of Argentina for making buses and trucks.
Sonali Tractors of India signed agreement with Apache of Argentina for collaboration in assembling agro machinery in India.
This was taken up strongly by the Prime Minister of India himself with the Argentine President that India should be included in the list of 26 countries from which Argentina allows imports of pharmaceuticals. This is mentioned in the joint statement too.