Argentina says Mercosur bloc clinches 'strategic association' trade deal with EU

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina said on Friday that the Mercosur trade bloc clinched a “strategic association” trade deal with the European Union.

The deal was agreed in Brussels after more than 20 years of negotiations, the Argentine government said in a statement. The Mercosur trade bloc consists of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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