A top-level Argentine economic and strategic delegation met in Washington with the World Bank Managing Director of Operations to address close bilateral relations, cooperation, and solid support from the bank for South America's second-largest economy.
Argentina's Secretary of Strategic Affairs Gustavo Beliz and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held a meeting in Washington DC to discuss the climate change agenda and the current negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, it was reported.
Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá was involved in an incident which would have normally demanded his resignation or sacking, because he misinterpreted or simply invented the issues of a conversation between president elect Joe Biden and his Argentine peer, Alberto Fernandez triggering a serious diplomatic misunderstanding in a most delicate moment.
The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and several of his ministers began preventative isolation after coming in close contact with an official infected with coronavirus, the government said in a statement late on Wednesday.
The World Bank Board of Directors approved a new US$ 300 million operation to support Argentina’s efforts to strengthen its social protection system and minimize the impact of the crisis on the most vulnerable families.
Brazil plans to push for its own candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank, vying with Argentina for the regional lender’s top job, as President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to capitalize on the political alliance with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration plans to support Argentina in the race to lead the Inter American Bank, a key Washington-based multilateral lender, in another sign of political rapport between the region’s two most important left-wing governments.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday landed at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport amid tight security and top secrecy to settle in the country where he has been granted political asylum, Foreign Minister Felipe Sola told reporters. “He feels better here than in Mexico,” Solá added. “He is here to stay,” he went on.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$5 million load to help Uruguayan officials fund a program to lower the violent crime rate in the capital city of Montevideo.