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Cristina Fernandez looks for new friends: Hollande and Putin

Thursday, May 10th 2012 - 20:03 UTC
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“A pleasure to discuss with you common interests”, said French president elect Hollande “A pleasure to discuss with you common interests”, said French president elect Hollande

Argentina’s Cristina Fernández spoke to French president- elect François Hollande and newly elected Russian president Vladimir Putin to congratulate them on their wins and agreed to meet them both in the next G20 meeting in Mexico.

Presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro confirmed the information in a communiqué, but did no say whether the meetings will happen as bilateral events or as informal encounters during the summit.

Amidst certain northern hemisphere nations’ attacks against Argentine trade policies, the approach to Hollande and Putin could launch a new relations scheme for the Government.

According to her press secretary early Wednesday, the president held a phone call with French Socialist Hollande, whom she congratulated over his victory over current president Nicolas Sarkozy.

“We are very happy for your win, we have closely followed your growth proposals and we wanted to use this opportunity to congratulate you” said the Argentine president.

Hollande replied that “it will be a pleasure to see you in the G20 summit to discuss common interests” according to the communiqué.

Later, the President congratulated Russian leader Putin on his win, and invited him to Argentina. Putin hoped Cristina Fernández visits Russia again and said he expects to see her at the G20 summit in Mexico in June.

“I’m especially interested in hearing your perspective on the international global situation, especially taking into account the strong decisions you have taken in order to face the complex international scenario,” Putin added.

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  • reality check

    Oh yeah, Putin is going to take advice from KFC. Oh look! a flying pig!

    May 10th, 2012 - 08:20 pm 0
  • briton

    She is a spoilt detested lady, looking desperately for help.

    No calls to the others, just these two,
    Mr Holland was refused a meeting with the British prime minister, and he has a very shallow liking for the British,
    And we all know what putin thinks,

    But alas, this mr Holland, has many walls to climb before he gets round to the British, if he ever does,
    He came in on a promise, he has in fact, inherited the frying pan, from the fire,
    Merkle of Germany says NO to German money, or alteration of the treaty,
    Mr Holland is /was elected to alter both, and to spend his way out of trouble,
    And the unions will bring him down if he fails to reign in Germany,

    So Mr Holland, welcome to real world of politic corruption incompetence and back stabbing,

    We wish you well, as you are going to need every bit of it .

    May 10th, 2012 - 08:44 pm 0
  • tobias

    So where are all of Britain's friends compared to Argentina then?

    France seems not, from what I just read here.
    Putin same.
    Spain we know what the issue is.
    Italy, drifted from UK since Berlusconi days.
    China is frosty.
    South America ex-Argentina, iffy with the Falklands matter.
    Germany? With the transanction tax we know the current state, Merkel hasn't met cameron any time recently
    Scotland? Maybe drifting away
    USA? Obama still there
    Venezuela? LOL
    Iran? ROTFL

    So where is this entire world that some Brits here claim support them and trust to the hip?

    Don't tell me there is some gross overestimating going on?

    May 10th, 2012 - 09:06 pm 0
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