Later, at 17 (12 in Argentina), he will meet King Felipe VI at the Zarzuela Palace. These are the first two activities that the President will carry out on Spanish soil, within the framework of the tour of Europe. Tomorrow he is expected to arrive in Berlin, Germany, where he will meet with that country’s chancellor, Olaf Scholz..
The arrival in Madrid of the President and his entourage was this Tuesday, at 9:53 local time (during 4:53 a.m. in Argentina), on a special flight from Aerolineas Argentinas, the president and his entourage landed at 9:53 local time (4:53 a.m. in Argentina).
On the tour of Spain and Germany, Alberto Fernández will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero; the Secretaries of International Economic Relations, Cecilia Todesca; of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello, and the spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti.
Upon arrival, the President was received at the airport by the Argentine ambassador to Spain, Ricardo Alfonsín, with whom he will go to the residence of the diplomatic representation in Madrid and where he will stay today.
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In a highly charged political tour, Fernández seeks to hear first-hand from European leaders the impact that the war in Ukraine is having on those countries in economic and commercial matters, and how Argentina can collaborate in the provision of food and energy. .
Two meetings are scheduled for today, Tuesday, May 10: with the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, at the Palacio de la Moncloa; and with King Felipe VI at the Palacio de la Zarzuela.
“We are going to talk about the new geopolitical situation, about the consequences that the war is having and also to reposition Argentina as a place of peace from which solutions may arise,” spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti said before starting the speech. flight.
The next Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15President Alberto Fernández will make a third stop in the French capital, where he will meet with the recently re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron.