BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentina and China on Wednesday signed an agreement that paves the way for Argentina's soybean meal exports to the Chinese market.
Argentina's Minister of Agro-Industry Luis Miguel Etchevehere called the agreement a "historic achievement."
"Argentina and China are prepared to exchange all kinds of (agricultural) products, providing the country (Argentina) with a great opportunity to enter the world's biggest consumer market for vegetable protein for cattle feed," Etchevehere told reporters covering the event.
Bilateral cooperation in agro-industry plays a key role in the comprehensive strategic partnership between Argentina and China, said Etchevehere, adding "we continue to see room for growth in ties."
Argentina expects to export some 5 million tons of soybean meal to China in early 2020, according to Argentina's Agriculture Ministry.
China is Argentina's second-largest trade partner and Argentina's biggest export market for agricultural goods.