Mar. 16 - Argentine President Fernandez thanks Chile for support over Falklands dispute while on official visit in Santiago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Argentina and Chile signed seven bilateral agreements aimed at integrating the South American neighbors Friday as Argentine President Cristina Fernandez met with her Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, in Santiago. Pinera welcomed Fernandez and an Argentine delegation to the presidential palace in the Chilean capital and thanked her for making Chile her first official foreign visit of her second term. Pinera said the two neighbors have shared a 'fruitful' relationship over the past 200 years saying the agreements signed on Friday will only strengthen their relationship now and in the future. The Argentine president thanked Pinera and First Lady Cecilia Morel and all Chileans for their support in Argentina's ongoing row with Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands which are know as Las Malvinas in Argentina.