Argentine president Cristina Fernandez and Russia's Vladimir Putin exchanged praise and compliments during a videoconference on Wednesday marking the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both nations.
The leaders underlined the joint position held in the UN against actions by so called speculative or “vulture” funds, and Cristina Fernandez congratulated Putin for his decisive position against global terrorism.
“You fought for the interests of Argentina in the financial debates. Russia supported the resolution. We shared your firm position and your integrity against speculative funds that are only based in rulings by US tribunals,” said Cristina Fernandez in reference to the recent resolution approved by the United Nations General Assembly in favor of a new global framework for sovereign debt restructuring.
Cristina Fernandez hailed the UN voting so that “the world leaves speculation and resumes production as the true engine for development,” considering Buenos Aires-Moscow ties “an example to take to the world,” with the future president of Argentina to be elected on Sunday “continuing strengthening this integration.”
“Associations like the ones we have established between Argentina and Russia are a model to take to the world which till now has been divided in accepting the most powerful or succumbing. That has ended, there are new possibilities now.”
Cristina Fernandez also praised Putin for having acted with 'determination' when he decided to confront head-on global terrorism in reference to Russia's intervention in support of the Assad regime in Syria, to contain the advance of the Islamic State.
Our governments have a common stance in what can't be supportive of double standards or double yardsticks in diplomatic relations, and in the fight against global terrorism in which we are all involved, underlined Cristina Fernandez.
The Argentine leader anticipated that “who will win the elections will continue strengthening this integration, because he is convinced there is a different world, with new partners as important as the rest when (ties) are transformed into concrete investments,” in direct reference to the ruling Victory Front (FpV) presidential candidate, Daniel Scioli.
The last meeting held between Cristina Fernandez and Putin took place in April this year when the Argentine leader visited Moscow for the signing of energy, power, science and other bilateral agreements.
Full videoconference: https://youtu.be/xZSzVPIFfwY