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Boris Johnson to make first visit by British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

Boris Johnson to make first visit by British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

Boris Johnson will attend a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Buenos Aires on Monday, that historical visit to Argentina will be the first since Douglas Hurd’s one in 1992, The Guardian reported.

 The UK intensifies efforts on the strengthening the ties with South America country, Boris Johnson’s visit to Argentina proves that. Theresa May is also due to become the first prime minister since Tony Blair in 2001 to visit Argentina by taking part in the leaders’ summit in November.
Argentina is not only South American country Mr Jognsosn will visit, his itinerary includes Peru and Chile, they are viewed as key targets for enhanced UK exports after Brexit.They are revered for their support for free trade and their growing middle classes creating a market for British expertise in areas such as infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and professional services. The UK currently provides only about 1% of imports in each country – a figure which London believes should be higher.

The visit to Peru – the first by a British foreign secretary for more than 50 years – forms part of preparations for a major international conference on the illegal wildlife trade, hosted in London in October. Britain is also using its experience from the 2012 London Olympics to support Peru’s preparations for next year’s Pan Am Games in Lima, with construction contracts linked to the sporting spectacle likely to attract bids from UK firms.

According to Boris Johnson, Latin America is a vibrant and dynamic part of the world that works closely with the UK on a number of issues including trade, security, science, infrastructure and education, among others.

‘I am looking forward to strengthening the UK’s relationship with countries in the region, as well as representing the UK at the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting for important talks on climate change, the illegal wildlife trade and how to ensure girls across the world receive 12 years of quality education,’

the foreign minister said ahead of his visit to Argentina.