President Alberto Fernández received a delegation from the United States on Wednesday afternoon, chaired by the acting deputy secretary of the State Department for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak, with whom he had lunch on Wednesday December 11 at the Casa Rosada and They expressed "support" in the negotiation with the International Monetary Fund.
In the meeting with the envoy of the US president Donald Trump was also Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, the Secretary of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Nation, Gustavo Béliz, and Jorge Argüello, as reported officially.As representatives of the American delegation, also The Ambassador to Argentina, Edward Prado, the political advisor Chris Andino and the adviser Mariju Bofill attended.RELATED
As they said from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the meeting – which lasted about two hours – Kozak and Fernández "agreed to create a permanent consultation system to work in coordination between the two countries."
The State Department official also praised the speech that the president gave to the Legislative Assembly, and regarding the negotiation with the IMF, he conveyed the same idea of "support" that the president of the United States had told him long ago, during the telephone conversation they had when he was elected president.
It was also known that Kozak invited the national government on December 17 to Washington, and the president promised that there will be an Argentine presence in an event linked to oil.
"I instructed the IMF to work with you," Trump told Fernandez
Trump's envoy stayed in the country to attend the Casa Rosada, after the assumption of December 10, the director of the Western Hemisphere of the National Security Council of the United States, Mauricio Claver-Carone, decided not to attend the swearing-in of the new president, upset by the presence of Jorge Rodríguez, official of Nicolás Maduro.
However, as PROFILE learned, there was no official communication from the United States delegation about it, so the official's reaction was taken as an "individual attitude", but that does not represent the rest of the authorities that arrived at the country representing Donald Trump. Even the rest of the activities with Kozak and the American delegation took place as planned.
After lunch, from the US Embassy in Argentina they detailed that the meeting was in order to "continue working on strengthening the bilateral relationship on issues of interest to both countries and the region."
Deputy Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak @WHAAsstSecty met today with president Fernandez @alferdez to continue working on strengthening the bilateral relationship on issues of interest to both countries and the region. pic.twitter.com/yb4lNnD0uJ
– US EmbassyArg (@EmbassyUSArg) December 11, 2019
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