Rodríguez Giavarini in London
Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs left this Sunday for a three days visit to London where he will be meeting Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram and British investors.
According to the Argentine press Mr. Rodríguez Giavarini trip has attracted much attention in London because of the current financial situation in Argentina and the fact British business invested 4,3 billion US dollars between 1994 and 2000.
La Nación says that Mr. Rodríguez Giavarini and Mr. Straw will "exchange points of view on bilateral and multilateral issues of common interest", and anticipates a possible official announcement regarding Prime Minister Tony Blair's visit to Argentina at the end of July.
Mr. Blair will be visiting Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil, and Argentina would like the visit to be extended to include a meeting with president De la Rúa in Buenos Aires. "The trip of the Foreign Affairs Minister responds to an invitation from the British government and shows the interest of both countries of bolstering a relation signalled by multiple coincidences", reads an official Argentine release.
This Monday Rodríguez Giavarini will spend most of the day in the Argentine Embassy and at 17:00 hours British bankers, investors and businessmen are invited to participate in the re launching of the Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce.
On Tuesday the Argentine Minister will meet Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and later in the day will give a conference in Canning House.
For Wednesday a meeting with Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram is scheduled, as well as an exchange with the Argentine-British Parliamentary Group.
No specific indication was given about possible sovereignty and Falklands talks.