The House passed into law by 133 votes to 107 the ratification of agreements on economic and technological cooperation for peaceful purposes and to build a space station in Neuquen
The House of Representatives passed into law by 133 votes to 107 ratifying agreements subscribed economic and technological cooperation between Argentina and China for peaceful purposes and to build a space station in the province of Neuquén.
The initiative was passed with the support of the Front for Victory, Civic Front for Santiago del Estero, Fresh Encounter, Neuquén People's Movement, the Front for Social Inclusion (Ramona Pucheta), PJ La Pampa and metallurgical fueguino Oscar Martínez Party Social Solidarity.
Meanwhile the opposition gathered 107 votes that were provided by the Radical Civic Union, the PRO, the Renewal Front, the Broad Progressive Front, the Civic Coalition, Popular Unity South Project and Workers' Front Left comprising the Labour Party and Socialist Workers Party.
The sanction of the majority opinion was made following a lengthy debate that lasted nearly nine hours, and where some 50 speakers from the ruling and opposition benches spoke different.
The text sanctioned tonight ratifies the agreement technological cooperation between Argentina and China, which will allow both nations to "work together on the development of space technology for peaceful purposes and cooperate in the field of space activities for mutual benefit".
The agreement, approved late last year by the Senate, noted that the two countries cooperate in the "construction, establishment and operation of facilities Monitoring Terrestrial, Command and Data Acquisition, including an antenna for deep-space research".
The session was opened a few minutes after 12 when the ruling along with the Civic Front for Santiago del Estero, Fresh Encounter, Neuquén People's Movement and mono block FPV allies formed the required quorum to gather 134 legislators, five the number required for opening the session, which involved the deputy Omar Plaini, an ally of Hugo Moyano.
Following a minute of silence in tribute to Alberto Nisman, accept the resignation of macrista Deputy Miguel del Sel and remember the birth of Nestor Kirchner with applause, deputies began a strategic discussion of the agreements signed with China.
traslation: Belén Zapata