A delegation visiting from the Argentine Congress arrived at the Houses of Parliament this morning. Their arrival marks the beginning of an official visit involving six national legislators — members of the UK parliamentary friendship group — who have a busy schedule ahead of them in London and Scotland.
The visit is part of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (BGIPU) bilateral parliamentary meetings programme which aims to foster links between parliamentarians from different countries. The makeup of these meetings must be politically diverse and bicameral.
In addition to making contacts in government and holding formal meetings with their counterparts, the delegation will hold meetings with members of the government, above all officials from the Department for International Trade, including Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan and the Minister of State for International Trade Greg Hands.
The Argentine delegation is also set to meet the British Argentine All-Party Parliamentary Group chaired by Mark Menzies and the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Andrew Charles Parmley, who represents London’s financial centre, the most important in the world along with New York.
In Scotland, the officials will meet members of the Scottish parliament and local MPs, before going to Edinburgh University — where they will meet university authorities, as well as academics and students. Finally they will visit Aggreko and DIAGEO, two companies with investments in Argentina.
THE ARGENTINE DELEGATION
The delegation is made up of Senators Federico Pinedo (Unión PRO party – City of Buenos Aires), Carmen Lucía Crexell (Movimiento Popular Neuquino party - Neuquén) and Rodolfo Julio Urtubey (PJ Frente para la Victoria party - Salta); and Congresspeople Eduardo Amadeo (Unión PRO - Buenos Aires), Alejandro Grandinetti (Frente Renovador party - Santa Fe) and Margarita Stolbizer (GEN party - Buenos Aires). They will be accompanied by the Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, and by the British Ambassador in Argentina, Mark Kent.