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After Alberto Fernández’s agreements with China, the Government seeks to reposition the agenda with the United States

In the delicate balance of forces that complicate the government of the Frente de Todos, two men set out to reposition Argentina’s link with the United States after Alberto Fernández’s agreements with China, the country’s entry into the so-called Route of La Seda, of the millionaire investment projection of the Chinese in Argentina, and of the declarations of the President in Russia that precisely hit the relationship with Washington.

On the one hand, as anticipated Clarionthe ambassador to the United States, Jorge Argüello, traveled to Buenos Aires quickly this weekend at the request of the President himself to reorganize the progress of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, also beaten by the anti-agreement sector led by Vice President Cristina Kirchner and his son Máximo Kirchner.

While he waits for Fernández to return to Argentina from his tour of China, Russia and Barbados -he will return tomorrow after meeting with the premier Mia Mottley-, Argüello and the chief of staff, Juan Manzur undertook the program of trips to the provinces that they had started last year under virtual format and that from now on they will be in person to reinforce the agenda of regional ties with the United States.

This Tuesday they will both be in Tucumán, where Governor Osvaldo Jaldo will receive them together with the business chambers of the province, and on Wednesday, they will be in Santiago del Estero, where Gerardo Zamora and local businessmen will receive them. The United States continues to be the main investor in Argentina, since in 2012, surpassed Spain. But if the trend continues as it is with China, that presence will be altered.

Manzur had made another gesture last week after the President stated in his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow that he wanted to leave behind Argentina’s “dependence” on the United States and the IMF. Those words bothered Washington, as published Clarion and generated noise in the work that Argüello, Cafiero and Minister Martín Guzmán had been doing to receive the support that Argentina needs in the negotiations with the IMF, which remain in a delicate state after the resignation of Máximo Kirchner from the presidency of the FdT in Deputies. He did so after the government signed an initial agreement of intent to advance definitively.

Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero’s recent visit to the United States where he met with Secretary Anthony Blinken

By the way, Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero confirmed that Alberto Fernández will travel to the IX Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles on June 6 and then we will have to see what kind of meeting he could have with Joe Biden.

Alberto F. plans to travel on March 11 to the inauguration of Gabriel Boric, in Chile, but has not confirmed whether or not he will travel to Dubai on March 15, where Argentina will have its day of honor for the international technology fair that will take place performs in this emirate.

The bridge between Argentine provinces and the United States is known as the Federal Agenda program and was launched by the Argentine Embassy in the US Another US initiative that sought to counter China in Latin America, América Crece, has instead lost momentum.

The initiative of Argüello and Manzur now seeks to develop the priorities of the Argentine provinces in the bilateral relationship with the United States, putting special focus on promoting exports and attracting investments to generate employment and boost regional economies, they pointed out in the Foreign Ministry.

“A new step in the Federal Agenda program, working face to face with the governors; we want to articulate the demand and opportunities that we detect in the United States with the specific offer of each province in order to project a genuine, plural and diverse image of Argentina”, said Argüello.

“This program, and the personal involvement of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, demonstrates the political will of the national government to develop regional economies,” he added.

Until now, the Federal Agenda Program has worked virtually, with the provinces of Entre Ríos and Governor Gustavo Bordet; with Córdoba and Governor Juan Schiaretti; with Chaco and Governor Jorge Capitanich; and with Río Negro and Governor Arabela Carreras.

The conclusions of this visit will be incorporated into the work plan of each of the six general consulates of our country in the US, based in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta and Houston.


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