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UNASUR congressional heads and Sec. Gen Kirchner meet in Ecuador

Monday, June 14th 2010 - 23:30 UTC
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Nestor Kirchner is scheduled to address the congressional meeting Nestor Kirchner is scheduled to address the congressional meeting

The South American Nations Union (UNASUR) Congressional heads are holding a meeting in Quito, Ecuador, Monday-Tuesday to outline a new scheme in order to concrete the “the region's congressional integration.”

For the First Summit of UNASUR Congressional Presidents, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela's delegations have travelled to Quito to work in the organizations. Also, the Latin America, Indigenous and Amazonian Congresses are to join the meeting, as well as a Mercosur bloc delegation.

The head of the Bolivian Lower House, Héctor Arce, assured said the “integration-attempt” is also seeking to coin a common currency, facilitating the law-integration as well.

Among others, Argentina's Lower House head Eduardo Fellner is to be present, as well as Santiago Castro from Colombia and Chilean Jorge Pizarrón, who is also the head of the Latin American Parliamentary

The meeting will elaborate a proposal for a 2010/2011 work agenda on South American parliamentary cooperation and the options for a new South American financial architecture the so called South (Development) Bank and a regional payments compensations system.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa and former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner, recently voted as Unasur chairman are scheduled to address the assembly on Tuesday.

Kirchner’s visit as Secretary General of Unasur is part of his decision to tour the region while meeting heads of state members of the South American forum.

After visiting Paraguay last week, Kirchner was travelling Monday to Ecuador along with Deputy Chief of Staff Juan Manuel Abal Medina and the former president's advisor on foreign affairs, Rafael Folonier.

Upon his arrival Kirchner will meet Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and will later visit President Correa, who invited him to visit his country while he was visiting Argentina for the Bicentenary celebrations

Within this framework, newly-appointed Secretary-General Néstor Kirchner is to hold a meeting with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Tuesday.

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  • jerry

    Maybe people should keep their eyes on the authenticity of this “organization”. Doesn´t it sound strange that Kirchner was “elected” Secretary General even before the Argentina congress had agreed that Argentina should join this organization?

    Jun 15th, 2010 - 08:49 pm 0
  • harrier61

    It is part of the Kirchner plan, both of them, to take over South America. Track back and you will note that the Botox Queen took over from Nestor the embezzler. Where did all the backhanders go? Even the Argentine press reports the incredible increase in their personal wealth. And by their own words they intend to retain political power for the next 10-15 years. Come to think of it, the name Kirchner is German in origin. Wonder if there's any connection to General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner of the Wehrmacht?

    Jun 21st, 2010 - 08:11 pm 0
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