The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, who is in Rome for the G20 summit, began a diplomatic offensive ahead of his meeting this Saturday with the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in full debt renegotiation.
The South American president will meet with the director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, at the end of a series of bilateral meetings with some of the 20 leaders of the largest economies present in the Italian capital.
Fernández, who is accompanied by Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero and Minister of Economy Martín Guzmán, has scheduled interviews on the sidelines of the G20 sessions at the ultramodern “La Nuvola” Convention Center.
The president will meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the Spanish head of government Pedro Sánchez, with the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and with the French president, Emmanuel Macron.
Argentina is committed to obtaining results for the negotiations it maintains with the IMF and reaching an agreement with the multilateral organization to renegotiate a debt of 44,000 million dollars.
Before leaving, Fernández warned that Argentina “is not going to kneel” before the Washington-based financial institution and reiterated that it will avoid making an agreement “that further delays the Argentines who have been postponed.”
The Argentine president demands that the IMF “be held responsible for the damage it did” by granting the government of former president Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) a loan of 57,000 million dollars in 2018, a record figure for the organization.
Upon assuming the presidency in December 2019, Fernández waived pending disbursements.
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