Argentine President Supports Co-operative Meeting (1997)

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This document has been made available in electronic
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June, 1997
(Source: ICA News, Issue No.3/1997, pp.1)


Argentine President Supports Co-operative Meeting
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The Co-operative Confederation of the Republic of Argentina
(COOPERAR) and the ICA Project Office for the Southern Cone of
Latin America  held an international seminar on "Economic Growth
with Social Development: The Co-operative Experience" from 17 -
18 June in Buenos Aires.

At the Seminar, several major agreements were signed between ICA 
And COOPERAR and the National Institute for Co-operative and Mutual
Action (INACYM), as well as between COOPERAR and the Provincial
Institute for Co-operative Action (IPAC).  Plans were formalized 
to both develop training activities and to strengthen commercial
intersectoral networks among co-operatives. 

The Seminar, which was declared to be of national interest by the
President's Office, was sponsored by INACYM, IPAC, the National
Secretariat of Social Development, the Ministry of Production and
Employment of the Province of Buenos Aires, and supported by 
Credicoop, Mayo Banks, and Previsol AFJP.It attracted over 400 
Participants including ICA Vice-President for the Americas, 
Roberto Rodrigues and Alternate Vice-President Miguel Cardozo, 
Director-General Bruce Thordarson and Senior Project Advisor,
Arsenio Invernizzi of ICA, Geneva.

The Seminar's four plenary sessions established a foundation for
strengthening relations between Argentine co-operatives and those 
from other parts of the world.  A new vision of the public role 
of the co-operative economy was also developed.