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NEAR Secretariat Holds Video Conference with FOVIRA Secretariat on September 152021-09-17

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At the request of the Secretariat of the Forum of Vice-Governors of the Argentine Republic (FOVIRA), the NEAR Secretariat held a video conference with the FOVIRA staff on September 15. There, they discussed ways to cooperate.



From the NEAR Secretariat side, four staff including the Director of the Department of International Cooperation Kim Won-gon and the Expert on English Jiyoung Seok attended the meeting. They introduced NEAR and made a presentation on the NEAR activities, roles of the Subcommittees, etc.


From the Cooperation and International Relations Secretariat of the Senate of Buenos Aires, which also serves as the FOVIRA Secretariat, Head Ramiro Ordoqui and Counselors Ignacio Portela and Lucía Olivera attended the meeting. They gave a presentation on the purpose of FOVIRA and expressed their hopes to cooperate with the NEAR Secretariat in areas such as NEAR Subcommittees. Furthermore, they said that NEAR is the first Asian organization that FOVIRA had met with. Finally, they stated that they hoped to expand opportunities to create exchange with Asia based on their cooperation with NEAR.


FOVIRA is a forum with a membership of vice governors of 23 states and one autonomous city of the Argentine Republic. It was inaugurated in February 2021 and aims to discuss institutional cooperation between states and expand collaboration between regional governments.