Santiago Cafiero met in Congress with pro-government and opposition deputies
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Cafiero arrived accompanied by the Secretary of International Economic Relations, Cecilia Todescawho recently resigned his candidacy to preside over the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as a result of a government agreement with Brazil.


The presence of the chancellor had been requested by the deputy of the United Republicans (JxC) Ricardo Lopez murphy. The president of the Foreign Relations and Worship commission, Eduardo Valdes (Front of All), and the also pro-government Rosana Bertone, Marcelo Casaretto, Mara Brawer, Silva Ginocchio, Carlos Heller and the president of the bench, German Martinez.

On behalf of Together for Change, the aforementioned Lopez Murphy, soher el sukaria (PRO), Julio Cobos (UCR), Marcela Campagnoli (Civic Coalition), Alberto Asseff (PRO), Karina Banfi (UCR), Hernán Lombardi (PRO), Daisy Stolbizer (Federal Meeting), Silvia Lospennato (PRO), dolores martinez (UCR), Fernando Iglesias (PRO) and Ricardo Buryaile (UCR).

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Iglesias was the first to report on the meeting, through a post on his Twitter account: “In the Chamber of @DiputadosAR, participating in the informative meeting of the minister @SantiagoCafiero on Argentine foreign policy. Relations with Russia, EU-Mercosur agreement, violations of Human Rights. Confusion and imprecision. I leave with more doubts than I expected I had”.

For his part, Cobos revealed that during the meeting “the government’s foreign policy guidelines, regional integration, Mercosur-EU agreement, human rights policy and atomic energy” were discussed.

Casaretto, meanwhile, commented that “for almost 3 hours the Chancellor reported and answered questions from Deputies from all blocks.”

“Argentina presides over CELAC and the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas, MERCOSUR, agreement with the European Union, IDB, among other issues,” said the man from Entre Ríos regarding the agenda of conversations with the foreign minister.


From the opposition, they took the opportunity to question Argentina’s link with Venezuela and Nicaragua, and there were questions about the relationship with China, where there are also allegations about alleged violations of Human Rights.

Cafiero had set foot in the national Congress for the last time on May 3, when he attended a public meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Commission.

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