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The Chancellor of the Exchequer will visit Argentina

In the first visit of a member of the Cabinet to Buenos Aires since 2002, the RT Hon Philip Hammond will hold a series of meetings with both the Government and the private sector.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will visit Argentina / El Ministro de Economía del Reino Unido visitará la Argentina

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, will arrive tomorrow in Argentina for a two-day visit, where he will hold a series of meetings with senior Argentine government ministers and private sector representatives.

This is the first visit of a member of the Cabinet to Buenos Aires since 2002, underpinning the reset of the bilateral relationship as set out in the joint communiqué of September 2016.

Hammond will arrive on Wednesday from Brazil, where he headed the British delegation to the UK-Brazil Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) and held a series of meetings with the government and private sector, in the cities of Brasilia and Sao Paulo.

The Chancellor will arrive accompanied by a delegation consisting of officials from the British Treasury and CEOs of leading UK businesses. He is due to meet Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri, as well as the Foreign, Treasury, Finance and Transport Ministers. He will meet argentine companies with close ties to the UK and discuss economic opportunities in Argentina with CEOs of major UK companies operating in the country.

During his meetings, Chancellor Philip Hammond will discuss collaboration on the G20 agenda ahead of Argentina’s 2018 presidency and the potential for closer economic ties between the two countries.

Published 1 August 2017