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Argentina played a leadership role in hosting the First UN Conference for Technical Developing among Developing Countries in 1978. The conference has issued the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for strengthening South-South Cooperation which becomes the basis for implementation of actions towards global south technical development. In 1992 the country has established the FO-AR – Argentina Fund for Horizontal Cooperation to strengthen technical assistance to other developing countries. Cooperation issues are coordinated by the Directorate General for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since the establishment of the FO-AR, approximately 3600 actions have been implemented in a larger number of developing countries. Argentina has established a Committee for Technical Cooperation in the context of Mercosur aiming to enhance regional integration. The country has also two Directorates for Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation. Argentina has been a supporter also of the modality of decentralized cooperation including in the process provinces, departments and municipalities other than only states. The first conference on this modality took place in 2005. Argentina has also worked in triangular cooperation projects with JICA and the AECI, the Japanese and Spanish agencies for cooperation. Argentina is a key player on the efforts to promote regional integration namely the Mercosur and its relations with third countries.
Examples of Key Projects of Argentina
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina