The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that the Philippines and Argentina are looking into different areas of cooperation, including nuclear and renewable energy.
This is in lieu of the recent bilateral talks attended by Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo with counterpart Santiago Andres Cafiero, for the commemoration of the Philippines and Argentina’s 75th year of diplomatic ties.
During the discussions, the recent progress in the West Philippine Sea has been deliberated and affirmed that the disputes over sovereignty and territory jurisdiction and rights concerns must be addressed peacefully in the context of international law.
Meanwhile. the DFA affirmed that the Philippines will continue to defend its rights in accordance with UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) and the 2016 Arbitral Award.
Data from the World Nuclear Association said that Argentina has three nuclear reactors, accounting for seven percent of the country’s electricity.