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Argentina Hopes for Agreement on EU-Mercosur Trade Deal in 2017

FILE - Argentina's Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra speaks at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States in Washington, April 3, 2017.
FILE – Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra speaks at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States in Washington, April 3, 2017.

BRUSSELS —

Argentina hopes to have an agreement on a free-trade deal between the European Union and the South American Mercosur bloc by year’s end, its foreign minister said Thursday.

The European Union and Mercosur launched trade negotiations in 1999, but they have faced multiple setbacks, partly because of the leftist rule in Argentina that lasted more than a…

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