The Argentinian minister of production and labor Dante Sica called the agreement "a fundamental step in our policy of smart entry onto the international stage”.
“Before, Argentina was closed to the world; in 2015 we were the third economy behind Nigeria and Sudan […] With this agreement, we will reach 30% of the world’s GDP, which means that our SMEs will be able to reach a market of 500 million people”.
The country’s secretary of international relations Horacio Reyse shared a video of the moment the deal was confirmed on social media.
He tweeted: “This is a milestone […] with the potential to transform the national productive matrix, increase GDP, generate employment and attract investment.”
Logramos cerrar el histórico acuerdo Mercosur-UE tras más de 20 años de negociaciones. Es un hito que marca un antes y un después, con potencial para transformar la matriz productiva nacional, incrementar el PBI y generar empleo y atraer inversiones. pic.twitter.com/70qVVGo9fj