Following his meeting with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, Alberto Fernandez He will speak this Tuesday for the first time in person before the General Assembly of Nations. The pandemic, in 2020, and the political crisis unleashed in the Frente de Todos after the defeat in the elections, in 2021, forced him to participate then by videoconference in the summit of heads of state. President will repudiate the attack against Cristina Kirchner and will condemn hate speech and political violence.
On the 21st floor of the Park Hyatt in Manhattan, where he is staying, Fernández once again reviewed the fine print of his speech with the foreign minister. santiago cafiero and the spokeswoman Gabriela Ceruti. In the president’s environment they worked to shorten 4 of the 10 pages of the draft so that the speech falls within the 15 minutes available to each head of government by regulation.
The President will be the eleventh president to speak at the UN, between 18 and 19, after the president of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan; and the Polish president, Andrzej Duda. It will evoke the 40 years of democracy that Argentina will celebrate in 2023 and will reiterate the country’s historical claims for the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands, 4 decades after the war, and the request for international collaboration to clarify the AMIA attack. .
Fernández will insist on condemning the effects of the Russian invasion in Ukraine that affected the supply of food and energy, as he did in other international forums such as the G-20 and the G-7 and also this Monday, in his capacity as pro tempore president of CELAC, during a CAF (Development Bank of Latin America) seminar.
“When the FAO announces to us that we run the risk of suffering a famine of 300 million people, due to the conflict that has been unleashed, 300 million are in the south,” he said in front of the former head of CAF and the IDB Enrique Iglesias already Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú.
At that summit at the Sofitel hotel, the Argentine president also called for the end of the commercial blockades against Cuba and Venezuela. We must also claim the end of lockdowns that are lived in our America”, he maintained.
Before speaking at the UN, Fernández will maintain an intense agenda, which will begin with a summit with the Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, mired in a violent political crisis. He will present and answer questions from New School college students.
The Argentine president will also present at the World Summit on Food Security promoted by the president of the Spanish government Peter Sanchez. In the evening, he will participate in a working meeting with Frenchman Emmanuel Macron and 7 other heads of state.
The French Executive, which maintains a close relationship and without intermediaries with Fernández via WhatsApp, has a dialogue with the Russian Vladimir Putin and 10 days ago he proposed to Fernández to meet during the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London. The Argentine president declined the offer. In the Argentine delegation they were enthusiastic in the last hours with an informal bilateral with the French, similar to the one that the President held with Jair Bolsonaro at the Summit of the Americas.
This Monday, after the meeting with Georgieva and before the bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Portugal, Fernández found time to have lunch with the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello y Cerruti. He ate cupcakes shrimp and salad. There she had time to dive into the judicial situation of the vice president, who concentrates the local political agenda. She read Cristina Kirchner’s tweet against prosecutors Mola and Luciani and the statements of the vice attorney, Carlos Beraldiwho quoted him during the defense argument.
On his second and penultimate day in New York, which is already beginning to feel the tight security controls that the summit entails, the President maintained contact with Economy Minister Sergio Massa before and after the meeting with the head of the IMF.
At the end of the day, at the consulate headquarters, where he met with Georgieva, he presented a photographic sample of the former Esma that served as a cover letter for the application for the former clandestine detention and torture center to be declared a UNESCO heritage site. .
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Alberto Fernández takes the attack against Cristina to the UN Assembly