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Montevideo, June 25th 2017 - 20:50 UTC

New Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie sworn in

Wednesday, June 14th 2017 - 03:08 UTC
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Macri praised Faurie's diplomatic career and the support he received from his colleagues when he was chosen Macri praised Faurie's diplomatic career and the support he received from his colleagues when he was chosen

Argentina's new foreign minister Jorge Faurie took the oath of office before President Mauricio Macri to succeed Susana Malcorra, who resigned due to “personal reasons,” but will cotinue to serve the government in a different capacity.

 At the ceremony, last Monday 12th Macri said that under Minister Faurie Argentina will continue to “deepen its reaching out to the world” to “integrate, encourage competition and develop all its potential.” He added that that “in a world full of doubts and conflicts, Argentina today presents itself as an opportunity, but the important thing is that we stop being the opportunity to become a reality.”

Macri pointed out that it is time to put aside “fears and prejudices”, to understand that “we are able to negotiate in equitable terms and that what we contribute we can reap more.” He also praised Faurie's diplomatic career and the support he received from his colleagues when he was chosen and remarked that double or triple complex task,“ awaits the new minister, in reference to what succeeding Malcorra brings along.

According to Macri, among the various challenges that lie ahead in the field of foreign relations are the entry into the OECD, the integration of Mercosur and negotiations with the European Union. ”Cast apart from the world, Argentina will not be able to realize its potential and will not reduce poverty, which is my main objective as President,“ said the president.

Macri also said Malcorra's management meant ”a wonderful experience” and stressed that the former minister will continue to work for the government as head of the High Level Council for Global Analysis.

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  • Capt Rockhopper

    I wonder when he will start issuing Malvinas statements and lies.

    Jun 14th, 2017 - 07:30 am 0
  • golfcronie

    Another lie from Argentina as “ Malcontent ” will be working as “ Head of High Level Council for Global Analysis ” Whatever that means. Can anyone tell me what that council does or is it the usual “ job for the boys ” scenario?

    Jun 14th, 2017 - 09:15 am 0
  • Brit Bob

    Can he be even better than the last one?

    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

    Jun 14th, 2017 - 09:16 am 0
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