Argentina–France relations

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Argentine-French relations
Map indicating locations of Argentina and France



Argentine-French relations are foreign relations between Argentina and France. Diplomatic relations were established in 1829. Argentina has an embassy in Paris and France has an embassy in Buenos Aires.

Argentina became an independent nation during the Peninsular War, a conflict between France and Spain. Argentina was a Spanish territory by that time, as the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, and thus at war with France, but the war never left Europe and the Viceroyalty was never attacked directly by French armies. The French attack to Spain indirectly started the Argentine War of Independence, France recognized Argentina as an independent nation by the end of 1830.[1]

France attempted the French blockade of the Río de la Plata during the War of the Confederation, attempting to remove Juan Manuel de Rosas from power. The blockade lasted for some more years after the defeat of the Peru–Bolivian Confederation by Argentina and Chile. France would attempt another blockade, this time allied with Britain, but Rosas defeated it as well.

Ambassador from Argentina to France[edit]

Her Excellency María del Carmen Squeff is the Argentinean Ambassador to France. [2]

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  1. ^ Santillán, p. 372
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