Alberto Fernandez says that the data was confirmed by her own Kristalina Georgieva, holder of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The President accuses Mauricio Macri to sabotage the negotiation that his government faced with that international organization for the debt of US$44.904 millones.
The Argentine president, who has just arrived from his tour of Roma and Glasgow, assures that not only Georgieva revealed this question to him but also several heads of state entrusted it to him in secret. Alberto Fernández maintains that Mauricio Macri is doing everything possible so that Argentina cannot reach a agreement with the IMF and thus complicate the last two years of the management of the Frente de Todos.
“It is the same thing that (Domingo) Cavallo did with (Raúl) Alfonsín when he asked not to lend money to the radical government”, Says Alberto Fernández privately, referring to the years in which the former Minister of Economy of Carlos Menem He asked the international market to cut ties with the radical government with the promise that a new link with a possible Justicialist government would be relaunched.
Alberto Fernández’s meeting with Kristalina Georgieva
Last October 30, Alberto Fernández met with Kristalina Georgieva to try to bring closer positions in the renegotiation of the debt that the country maintains with that international organization. The meeting was postponed for more than an hour and a half and was held at the Embassy in Rome.
The Casa Rosada seeks to advance in the definition of an agreement that allows to extend the terms to avoid paying 19 billion dollars in 2022, another 18 billion in 2023 and close to 5 billion in 2024.
The IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice affirmed that the Argentine Government continues to work with the agency on an extended facilities agreement, whose The maximum term is 10 years, although he did not specify the date of the agreement. According to the data published on the IMF website, in December Argentina will have to pay a capital installment of 1874 million dollars.
For his part, the former president Mauricio Macri counterattacks and ensures that the world does not believe Alberto Fernández and that the head of state launches this strong accusation to victimize himself in the absence of an agreement with the IMF.
At the moment there is no specific date to reach an agreement with the IMF and the Minister of Economy Martín Guzmán himself assures that “work is being done on the different aspects.”
“Argentina’s economic plan is not going to be written by the IMF”
After the European tour in which Alberto Fernandez met with the head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, the Government affirmed that, although it looks for “the best possible agreement” it will not accept an economic plan designed by the organism. The person in charge of making the warning was the presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti, who warned: “Argentina’s economic plan is going to be written by the Government.”
“The minister Martin Guzman he is carrying the negotiations forward. If you ask – she told the journalist who consulted her at a press conference – if we are going to agree on a plan with the IMF where they tell us, as they told us so many times, what to do and what not to pay them at the cost of health, hunger or education of the Argentines, the answer is no”Cerruti sentenced.
Along the same lines, the spokesperson recalled: “That economic plan made and monitored by the IMF, like the ones I remember growing up, when IMF visits came to check whether or not we did what they wanted, which was take the silver from the country at the cost of our health, our education and our consumption … No. Argentina’s economic plan will be written by the Government Argentine taking into account the interests and needs of Argentine men and women ”.
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