Why is Argentina considered a Latin American

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Official relations between Germany and Argentina have existed since 1857, when the "Treaty on Friendship, Trade and Shipping" between Argentina and Germany - more precisely, between the German Customs Union and the Argentine Confederation - was signed. The bilateral relations have a broad basis in business, science and culture as well as similar views on important multilateral issues. Along with Brazil and Mexico, Argentina is one of the three Latin American representatives in the G20, the group of the most important industrialized and emerging countries.

In Latin America, Argentina is Germany's third most important trading partner (after Brazil and Mexico). Germany mainly purchases raw materials and food from Argentina and is the largest buyer of Argentinian beef in the EU. The import of vehicles and motor vehicle parts from Argentina also represents an important share of German imports from this country. German exports to Argentina traditionally focus on industrial products.

There is great interest in German culture and the German language in Argentina. The very positive attitude is promoted, among other things, by the Argentines of German descent (according to estimates, around one million), but it goes far beyond that. The Goethe Institutes in the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba as well as two Goethe Centers and nine cultural societies help shape German foreign cultural policy on site. At the same time, the German schools abroad are among the most respected private schools in the country. As part of the “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) initiative, Germany is supporting a total of 30 local schools where German is given a particularly high priority as a foreign language. Four German schools abroad are located in the greater Buenos Aires area.

Germany also enjoys a very good reputation in Argentina as a partner in academia and science. The bilateral scientific and technological cooperation is based on a long tradition (framework agreement of March 31, 1969). Lighthouse projects include the German-Argentine University Center, the Max Planck Partner Institute (Biomedicine) and the German-Argentine Geodetic Observatory.


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