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Argentina will pay holders of its restructured sovereign debt, thanks to a bill passed by its Congress last week despite a US court ruling, the country's economy minister told a local radio show on Sunday.
Former Spanish Judge and Human Rights activist Baltasar Garzon praised the Sovereign Payment law approved by Argentina’s Congress last week and described the United Nation’s resolution for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring process as “essential.”
Argentine President Cristina Fernández signed into law the Sovereign Debt bill, which changes the payment location of Argentine bondholders and which was approved by Congress early Thursday morning after 18 hours of debate.
US district judge Thomas Griesa has said he would wait for a decision on a pending appeal before ordering Citigroup to comply with a subpoena served by holdout investors seeking details of any threats from Argentina to process payments the court had blocked.
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of a legal framework that would help regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt, a project that was suggested by the Argentine government and presented before the assembly by the Group of 77 plus China.
Argentina still has “unresolved” issues preventing a settlement with bondholders suing the country for repayment after not participating in the country's restructurings following its 2002 default, a court-appointed mediator said Friday.
Foreign Minister Hector Timerman referred to Argentina’s plan to regulate international debt restructurings, to be presented on Tuesday before the UN’s General Assembly, and stressed the importance of the project saying that “the legal loophole is huge” and that it affects “most of the countries in the world.”
The US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.
Argentina's government ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of U.S. hedge funds (holdouts) and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders including those which have rejected past restructuring agreements as a single group.
Argentina's Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the country's Office of the Superintendent of Financial and Exchange Institutions has revoked the authorization for the bank of New York Mellon to operate in Argentina.