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Alberto Fernández is preparing a tour of Europe for May and they do not rule out that it will reach Moscow


It is on the agenda for May 10. He would travel with Foreign Minister Solá and Martín Guzmán through the same countries that the Minister of Economy has come to visit. The reasons for the journey.

Natasha Niebieskikwiat

04/20/2021 19:39

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Updated 04/20/2021 7:39 PM

Alberto Fernández is preparing a tour of Europe starting on May 10 and hopes to travel the same route that the Minister of Economy Martín Guzman recently did: Berlin, Rome, Madrid and Paris, although it is not ruled out that, if the conditions are right, it will arrive to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin, taking into account the relationship that both have woven in the heat of the arrival of the Sputnik V vaccines.

High sources told


that, at the moment, the trip and the delegation are being constituted but Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, Guzmán and the presidential spokesman, Juan Pablo Biondi, would be part of the delegation.

The group could expand, but the main objective of this trip -which could suffer ups and downs in destinations and alterations due to the pandemic- is merely political and economic:

"The president wants to demolish myths about Argentina and speak with the private sector, with the rulers, ministers and businessmen, "

said a senior government source to


Various interpretations resonate in this sentence.

To begin with, the idea that his government is two-headed and that the one who has more power is Cristina Kirchner.

On the other hand, Argentina is seen as an anti-climate country for business.

On the contrary, Fernández wants to go in search of investments

and prepare for a post-pandemic scenario.

And for this it also needs to convince the leaders that the negotiations that Argentina is facing with the International Monetary Fund, to reschedule the US $ 44,000 million of debt, for a longer term and lower rate.

"We want to see the leaders and the greatest businessmen of each country to give them a realistic version of the Argentine economy and project the future. It is a tour of our economy in every sense. Debt, productive sectors, research and technological adoption in the companies, the role of the State, the private sector and the future that we envision, "said Chancellor Solá, after


insistence on

the trip that is being organized.

On that train, Alberto also wants to emulate his February 2020 tour of Europe, in which European leaders embraced his presence. He would seek to visit Angela Merkel, Mario Draghi, Pedro Sánchez and Emmanuel Macron, with whom he has forged a strong alliance in the heat of their common visions, for example on the issue of the fight against climate change and the commitments to the Paris Agreement.

By the way, this Wednesday Alberto F. will participate in the XXVII Ibero-American Summit virtually.

His government, together with that of Spain, have presented a statement for approval by the leaders who claim that, beyond their income level and including those of middle income -such as Argentina-, they

can access financing under conditions that are appropriate for them. favorable

within the framework of the new scheme being devised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

There would be a mention of the issuance of special drawing rights that is being finalized.

Spain would like these funds to form part of a new facility within the IMF to which the countries that need it can go to obtain financing that will allow them to get out of the crisis.

Situations that favor the position of Argentina.

Guzmán will close his European tour in Moscow this week.

Throughout his interviews, with his peers and other authorities, he discussed the negotiations with the IMF and the need to advance rules so that there is an increase in global liquidity from which middle-income countries benefit. 

There were Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

In turn, Moscow began to close negotiations that ended with the announcement that the Sputnik V vaccine will begin to be produced in Argentina at the Richmond laboratory.

In Government they seek to be cautious with this trip and with its possible extension to Russia.

The region is going through a delicate moment,

due to the tensions of the West with Putin, and the Russian threats of an open war in eastern Ukraine.

Although he has an invitation to Moscow from the president for this year, this was the appropriate time because of the distance, but perhaps it is not at the political level.

The Presidency and the Foreign Ministry are also looking for a trip to the United States to see Joe Biden, and the one promised with Xi Jinping to China is pending, and which also had May as a possible date.  

This Thursday 22 Alberto F. will participate in the Climate Summit to which President Joe Biden invited him.

It will be virtual and 40 leaders will participate, including Putin and Chinese Xi. 

Source: clarin

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