Alberto Fernández left for Madrid to tour Spain and Germany

Monday, May 09, 2022 | 7:05 p.m.

President Alberto Fernández left this Monday for Madrid, where on Tuesday he will begin a brief tour of Europe that includes Spain and Germany, with the aim of holding meetings with the leaders of those countries, seeking a higher level of investment in the country and promoting Argentine exports in those markets, reported official sources.

Fernández departed on an Aerolineas Argentinas charter flight from the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, accompanied by the official delegation, made up of Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero; the Secretaries of International Economic Relations, Cecilia Todesca; of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello, and spokeswoman Gabriela Cerruti.

According to official sources, the head of state will hold a bilateral meeting on Tuesday with the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, who was in Buenos Aires last year; and he will also meet King Felipe VI.

Meanwhile, between Wednesday and Thursday Fernández will be received in Germany by Olaf Scholz, the Social Democrat who replaced Angela Merkel in the German government months ago.

Official sources said that there is a possibility that the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Massa, joins an activity with businessmen in Berlin.

In addition to the scheduled visits to Germany and Spain, it is not ruled out that the head of state includes a stopover in Paris, probably next Friday or Saturday, to hold a bilateral meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, sources from the delegation indicated.

Fernández’s tour takes place at a time when Europe is still going through the consequences of the war in Ukraine, so the issue will be one of the axes of the conversations he holds with the authorities of those countries.

In Spain and Germany, the head of state also plans to lead a round of meetings with businessmen.

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