The President arrived in Spain to start his tour of Europe

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 7:20 a.m.

President Alberto Fernández was received at Barajas airport by the Argentine ambassador to Spain, Ricardo Alfonsín. / Photo: Presidency.

President Alberto Fernández was received at Barajas airport by the Argentine ambassador to Spain, Ricardo Alfonsín. / Photo: Presidency.

President Alberto Fernández arrived this morning, at 5:00 (Argentine time) at Barajas airport in the city of Madrid, to start a work agenda that will include today meetings with his counterpart from Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and with the King Philip VI.

Upon his arrival at the Adolfo Suárez International Airport, the president was received by the Argentine ambassador to that country, Ricardo Alfonsín.

The head of state traveled accompanied by the chancellor, Santiago Cafiero; the Presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruti; the General Secretaries of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; and Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; and the Secretary of International Economic Relations, Cecilia Todesca.

The President’s Journey

Fernández departed on Monday afternoon on an Aerolineas Argentinas charter flight from the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, accompanied by the official delegation.

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 national government indicated.

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

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