(VELINO) Roma, 15 Dec - An Italian was one of the winners ofthe prestigious "Raices" and "Leloir" prizes awarded in BuenosAires by Argentinian Science and Technology Minister, LinoBaranao. Gabriele Paparo, scientific and technological attache'of the Italian Embassy from 2006 to June 2014, won along with10 Argentinian and 13 foreign researchers who contributed tostrengthening Argentina's international scientific andtechnological cooperation. Italian Ambassador in Buenos Aires,Teresa Castaldo, said: "The awarding of such an important prizefrom Argentina's scientific world is an authoritative andprestigious testimony to the excellent results achieved by [Mr]Paparo during service with the embassy, in which he obtainedunanimous consent among local scientific milieus." She went on:"It also indirectly testifies to the validity of the strategythat the Italian government has been pursuing for the past fewyears, focusing increasing attention on bilateral scientificand technological collaboration with Argentina, achievingimportant results in many sectors, ranging from space to earthand marine sciences, from medicine to nanotechnologies, fromparticle physics to design, just to mention some of the mostimportant. Scientific and technological collaboration has amplyconsolidated its role as the driving force of bilateralrelations with Buenos Aires, showing a great growth potentialfor the future and with concrete and important prospects of apositive fallout for Italian enterprises." vel.