Former French president Nicholas Sarkozy, visiting Buenos Aires, has offered to bring sides together regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute between Argentina, the United Kingdom and the Islanders, according to the incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli.
I met with Nicholas Sarkozy who said he was willing to help bring sides together regarding the Argentine claim over the Falklands, wrote Scioli in the social networks including a picture of the meeting of the two leaders smiling.
During a meeting in a downtown Buenos Aires hotel, both agreed on the need to advance in the Malvinas cause through dialogue, diplomacy and following the path that was signaled by Pope Francis, added the current governor of the Buenos Aires province and who according to opinion polls is the candidate with most chances of succeeding Cristina Fernandez next 10 December.
Sarkozy, conservative and who lost to Francois Hollande in his re-election bid underlined the roles played both by Argentina and Brazil in leading the Latin American continent”.
Scioli who has almost 40% of the vote needed in Argentina to avoid a runoff, is leading in the polls and obtained 38.5% in the early August primaries, which is seen as a test ahead of the main vote on 25 October.
Sarkozy who visited Buenos Aires with his wife Carla Bruni and is on the campaign trail for 2017 presidential election in France, also met with Argentine business leaders and Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri, who is the conservative presidential hopeful with the most chances of forcing a runoff with Scioli.