Argentine President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner met members of Turkey's leading business organization in Istanbul on Friday.
Kirchner discussed economic relations and investment opportunities with members of Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD), headed by chairperson Umit Boyner.
Trade office in Istanbul
Argentina wants to set up a trade office in Istanbul, said the country's President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, in her address to the Turkey-Argentina Business Council on Friday.
She said this would enable Turkish and Argentine businessmen to get to know the business opportunities in the two countries.
Kirchner said they wanted to see a synergy in not just bilateral trade between the two countries but their trade with third countries. The Argentine President said her country should not be seen as a mere producer of cattle, seedling or merchandise.
She said major advancement had taken place in science and technology noting that Argentine was the fourth largest producer of bio-fuels and second largest producer of lithium in in the World.
"We are an important producer of vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease. Argentina is the only country with Nobel prizes in Medicine, Physics and Chemistry," said Kirchner.
The Argentine president held formal talks in Ankara on Thursday, and met Turkey's President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kirchner and Turkey's State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan attended Turkish-Argentine Business Forum in Istanbul earlier on Friday.