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CFK will meet Obama (on his request) during the G20 summit in France

Wednesday, October 26th 2011 - 02:56 UTC
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The two leaders have a good chemistry, in spite of events The two leaders have a good chemistry, in spite of events

US President Barack Obama has requested to meet with recently re-elected President Cristina Fernández during the next G20 summit to be held on the 3rd and 4th of November in Cannes, France.

The request came through Dan Restrepo, from the Latin American Office in the White House, who contacted the Argentine Foreign Ministry to request a meeting with the President.

Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman replied that Cristina Fernández had cleared him to coordinate the details of the meeting, which is expected to take place in France in the first days of November

This is the second contact of the US government in a week. On Monday the Obama administration congratulated President Cristina Fernandez on her victory and said “the US looks forward to working productively with the future Fernandez de Kirchner Administration”.

“The United States and Argentina share a history of cooperation, and we will continue to work to strengthen and deepen our partnership. We value Argentina's dedication to democratic governance, human rights, regional stability, and global peace and security,” the e-mail concludes.

The meeting request comes as a surprise since US/Argentina relations are not at their best, particularly since Minister Timerman was involved in the seizure of a suitcase with sensitive US materials belonging to a US Air Force aircraft retained in Buenos Aires.

The two countries are also at odds over compensation for US companies that had their assets taken over and have not seen a dime in spite of a World Bank investments tribunal ruling.

In reprisal the US has been voting against granting loans to Argentina in multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and the Inter American Development bank.

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “The meeting request comes as a surprise since US/Argentina relations are not at their best”
    Says who, MercoP?

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 03:54 am 0
  • I

    says I think Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and even Mexico are friends with the USA and look what's being done to them, I think the foreigners are still trading gold for “espejitos”, marco thinks that uncle sam will give his girlfriend a blond baby and build hollywood in his backyard. Argentina doesn't need terrorists coming to visit it's bad publicity, with the way the economy is going I doubt any Argentine president will ever be allowed to go back to the IMF or the paris club. I think the world got enought golden eggs from a now dead goose, PRESS RELEASE: ATFA Applauds President Obama for Opposing Loans to Argentina

    Administration Announces Opposition to All Loans to Coalition Releases New Ads Highlighting Administration's Announcement

    Following the Obama Administration's September 21st announcement that it will oppose all new loans from multilateral development banks to Argentina, American Task Force Argentina (ATFA) released new advertisements lauding the decision. The ads, which ran in Washington D.C.-based publications POLITICO and The Hill today, urge Congress to join President Obama in opposing aid to Argentina by cosponsoring the bipartisan Judgment Evading Foreign States Accountability Act of 2011.
    ATFA's ads underscore that the Administration's announcement has sent a signal to the Argentine government that the U.S. government would no longer tolerate Argentina's abuse of American creditors and the U.S. courts.
    maybe it's time for Argentina to say thanks but no thanks we done fine without them, or lets talk bridas and the gas pipes in Afghanistan.

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 04:43 am 0
  • xbarilox

    In Bed With Obama :), it was just a matter of time before she spread her legs wide open.

    Oct 26th, 2011 - 05:16 am 0
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