Foreign Minister Diana Mondino, together with the Secretary for International Economic Relations, Ambassador Marcelo Cima, held a meeting this afternoon with the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), John Denton, who was accompanied by Gabriel Petrus, ICC Global Head of Strategic Partnerships; Marcelo Elizondo, President of the Argentina chapter of ICC; and Micaela Santa Cruz, Coordinator of International Projects at ICC Argentina.
During the meeting, the ICC representatives mentioned the high expectations created by the reforms being promoted in Argentina to improve the business environment. The participants analyzed the multiple opportunities for strategic cooperation between Argentina and ICC in light of both the prospects for Argentina’s OECD accession and ongoing negotiations in various international fora in favour of multilateral trade and free market.
Denton also mentioned the various projects being developed by ICC in Argentina, which provide opportunities for international connection to Argentine SMEs and access to new technological developments.
During the meeting, Foreign Minister Mondino committed to engaging in fluent dialogue with ICC and to continuing to work in the various areas in common between ICC and Argentina through its representative in the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CAC).
ICC is an entity with over 100 years of history that has institutional headquarters in Paris, New York, Singapore, Geneva and Rome, from where it formally engages with international organizations on behalf of the business sector.
ICC has its Argentina chapter in the CAC, with which the Argentine Foreign Ministry has worked on various programmes and cooperated over the years.
John Denton is also a Board member of the United Nations Global Compact and Co-chair of the Business 20 (B20) and serves on the Board of IMF Global Investors. He previously held diplomatic positions for Australia, his home country.