AN ARGENTINE PERSPECTIVE OF INDIA
The bridges of brotherhood between the people of both the countries have been laid. It is up to us to empower the elements that unite us and overcome the distance and the differences, says M.A. Julian Ricardi
the two countries (held in June 2013), Argentina proposed to exchange experiences in e-governance, public sector training, social insurance programmes in the rural sector and initiatives related to grain storage (silo-bags) and biotechnology, among others.
The potential for integration between the two economies is very high, but depends on our governments and businessmen who could find a way to make this vision a reality.
I have talked about politics and economy but what about the feeling of our folks which is the essence to make any integration or complementation possible. There is no other country so geographically distant but, at the same time, so close to Argentine feelings and human values. The respect for life, democracy and freedom of speech are a central part of us. We easily find the joy of life in simple things and we share the love and respect for our families and friends.
Many Argentinians travel to India seeking a greater self-knowledge and connect with traditional medicine and meditation techniques. The language is a barrier but not strong enough to avoid Argentinians to love Indian clothes, cuisine, art and culture.
The bridges of brotherhood between the people of both the countries have been laid. There is no doubt that we are going to face ups and downs in our bilateral relationship, but this is normal. It is a big task but the reward is even bigger. It is up to us to empower the elements that unite us and overcome the distance and the differences.