Argentina has signed a five-year agreement with the Soviet Union to supply grain.
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Background: Argentina has signed a five-year agreement with the Soviet Union to supply grain. Over that period, the Soviet Union will receive four million tonnes of maize and sorghum and half a million tonnes of soyabeans.
SYNOPSIS: Argentina has refused to take part in sanctions against the Soviet Union over Afghanistan, although it has joined the boycott of the Olympic Games. Argentina's military leaders say they will let market forces determine the destination of Argentinean grain and this year have already supplied double the usual amount of grain to the usual amount of grain to the Soviet Union.
Figures from the Argentine Grain Board show that in the first five months of this year, the Soviet Union has taken three and three quarter million tonnes of grain from Argentina, or 62 percent of the country's total shipments.
The agreement was signed by Soviet Deputy Minister of Commerce, Boris Gordeev, and the Argentine Secretary of Commerce and International Economic Negotiations, Alejandro Estrada.
Argentina has also quadrupled its meat exports to the Soviet Union this year compared with 1979, selling more than 30-thousand tonnes so far.