National Day of Argentina

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Argentina's population is around 36 million, with 85 percent of European origin, mostly Spanish and Italian. More than 90 percent are Roman Catholics. The country has a well-educated workforce with a literacy of about 96 percent.

Similarities in culture, religion and history have brought the Philippines and Argentina close to each other. Their peoples share the same passionate temperament and religiosity, as well as fierce commitment to freedom and human rights.

The Philippines and Argentina have been experiencing good bilateral relations. In 2006, the Philippines and Argentina signed the Protocol on the Establishment of a Bilateral Consultation Mechanism. The Protocol provides the mechanism for holding regular consultations between the two countries to further enhance relations and exchange views on important bilateral and international concerns. It includes a review of all aspects of relationship between the Philippines and Argentina in the political, economic, commercial, investment, tourism, financial, industrial, scientific, cultural, educational, social, sports, technical, and technological fields. …