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Martín Guzmán will visit Pope Francis on Wednesday

2021-04-13T14:28:53.242Z

The meeting will be held at 6 in Argentina, in the Private Library of the Apostolic Palace. 04/13/2021 11:08 Clarín.com Economy Updated 04/13/2021 11:08 The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, will meet this Wednesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of his visit to Rome, where he will arrive on Tuesday night as part of his European tour to seek political support in favor of reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Guzmán will visit the pontiff on Wedne



04/13/2021 11:08

  • Clarín.com

  • Economy

Updated 04/13/2021 11:08

The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, will meet this Wednesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of his visit to Rome, where he will arrive on Tuesday night as part of his European tour to seek political support in favor of reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Guzmán will visit the pontiff on Wednesday at 11

a.m. (6 a.m. Argentina time)

in the Private Library of the Apostolic Palace

, where the Pope usually meets heads of state.

The meeting with the Pope will be one of the activities that the Minister of Economy will maintain in Rome, from Berlin, who will arrive in Italy together with a delegation that is also made up of the director before the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Argentina and the Cone. Sur, Sergio Chodos, and the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Economy, Melina Mallamace.

Guzmán's agenda will begin on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Italian capital with a meeting with the president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Italian economist Stefano Zamagni.

The meeting, considered by the Vatican sources as an "important gesture" by the Holy See to hear from Guzmán the Argentine position on the debt, will be at the Casina Pio IV, inside the Vatican gardens.

After the meetings with Zamagni and Francisco, the Minister of Economy will lead a meeting at the Argentine embassy to Italy with Italian companies based in Argentina, whose meeting was organized by the Argentine ambassador Roberto Carlés.

After the meeting with businessmen, Guzmán will have a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart, Daniele Franco, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Economy of the European country.

Guzmán with the Pope during the economic seminar "New forms of Solidarity" of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, in February.

A tour with a focus on debt

During the tour, which began in Germany and will continue in Spain and France, the official's

main objective

is to

build consensus and understandings about what Argentina needs to stabilize its economy.

Argentina renegotiated the private external debt with international creditors last year, and now they are seeking to advance in an agreement with the IMF on a new debt payment structure with the organization.

With his meetings in the Old Continent,

Guzmán seeks to obtain the necessary support from IMF shareholders to finalize a payment program.

Last week,

Francisco asked the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG) for a "significant reduction of the debt" to poor countries

, in what he considered "a deeply human gesture."

"A spirit of global solidarity also requires at least a significant reduction in the debt burden of the poorest nations, aggravated by the pandemic," said the pontiff in a message sent to the so-called Spring meetings of the organizations that are being developed. virtually.

With information from Télam.

JPE


Look also

Guzmán started in Germany his request for help in negotiating with the IMF

For the IMF, Argentina must face "structural reforms"

Source: clarin

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