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Malcorra hopes to meet Tillerson and arrange a Trump/Macri summit

Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 10:40 UTC
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 “We are going to meet with Tillerson, and our teams are working on the agendas to see when we can find room, in any of the two scheduled meetings”, said Malcorra “We are going to meet with Tillerson, and our teams are working on the agendas to see when we can find room, in any of the two scheduled meetings”, said Malcorra
President elect Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri had a long conversation on the phone in late November. President elect Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri had a long conversation on the phone in late November.

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that she will be meeting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and expects to advance in arranging a meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Mauricio Macri, as had been agreed when the two spoke on the phone in late November.

 “When Macri and Trump talked on the phone in November one of the first things that came up was to hold a meeting and the US president was very positive about the initiative. We're exploring how and when this can take place. Trump obviously has a very busy and full agenda, but we are hopeful”, said Malcorra who next week travels to Germany for a G20 foreign ministers meeting in Bonn that will be followed by a Security Conference in Munich.

“We are going to meet with Tillerson, and our teams are working on the agendas to see when we can find room, in any of the two scheduled meetings”, added Malcorra.

The minister said that at the meeting “we plan to go over briefly over bilateral events in the last fourteen months, to ensure we are on the same level of wave understanding, and to see what other issues the new US administration might be interested in adding. Anyhow Mr Tillerson is no stranger to Argentina, he has visited the country when he worked for the oil industry on several occasions”.

“Signals so far have been positive, despite the US president attitude towards Mexico, the wall and the Nafta trade accord”, concluded Malcorra.

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  • Briton

    Mauricio Macri can ask , beg , cry , crawl and kiss his feet,

    and the answer will still be NO,
    the Falkland's are not for sale.

    Feb 11th, 2017 - 11:14 am +1
  • Brit Bob

    Perhaps Susana will tell Donald about the Malvinas and its implanted population that are not entitled to SD?

    Malcorra - (Transplanted population MercoPress 10 Nov 2016).

    Malcorra said that historically the Argentine position was not to acknowledge for this case in particular the “self determination of peoples”, because 'kelpers' (Falkland Islanders) are a transplanted population, not aborigine.

    Hm. Let's see: Falklands – Implanted Population:

    https://www.academia.edu/30505159/Falklands_Implanted_Population

    Feb 12th, 2017 - 10:34 am 0
  • :o))

    Why not let the island residents decide, to which country they prefer to be affiliated to?

    Feb 12th, 2017 - 11:15 am 0
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