Baroness Gloria Hooper, Honorary President of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Latin America and a member of the House of Lords, visited Argentina from 8-12 December. The main purpose of the visit was to lead the UK delegation attending Alberto Fernández’s inauguration ceremony.
During a meeting with foreign delegations at Casa Rosada on 10 December, Baroness Hooper conveyed to President Fernández the official greetings of the UK Government and handed him a letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The next day, Baroness Hooper, accompanied by Ambassador Mark Kent and by the Head of Political Affairs and Programmes, Emily Hourmouzios, met Foreign Minister Felipe Solá and other MFA officials to discuss the bilateral agenda and reaffirm the will to co-operate in different areas.
In addition, the Baroness took part in a number of activities and meetings where she came into contact with Argentine political, economic, social and cultural leaders. For instance, she met representatives of the Argentine Council for Foreign Relations (CARI) and the women leaders’ group Pollera Pantalón; she also took part in a presentation on co-operation on science and technology between the Parliamentary offices of both countries, attended the launch of a new Argentine-British film production company (Infinity Hill) and visited the Tigre Art Museum.