ABU DHABI -- Dr. Maytha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, yesterday attended a reception hosted by Fernando Ramon De Martini, Ambassador of Argentina to the UAE, on the occasion of his country's National Day.

The ceremony was also attended by Saeed Abdullah Al Qamzi, Director of Visits Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, a number of officials and members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps accredited to the UAE, along with a number of members of the Argentine community living in the country.

In his speech on the occasion, the Argentine ambassador said that relations between Argentina and the UAE are witnessing great development in various fields, adding that diplomatic relations between the UAE and Argentina began on 26th April 1974, the UAE Embassy opened in Buenos Aires in 2008, and the Embassy of Argentina opened in the UAE in 1984.

The Argentine ambassador also expressed his happiness with his country's participation in Expo Dubai 2020.

Source: Emirates News Agency