President Alberto Fernández was scheduled to tour North America this week. He was going to go to the United States first and then to Mexico. However, the defeat in the Primary legislative elections (PASO) and the consequent massive resignation of Kirchnerist ministers forced the president to cancel the plans, because did that imply leaving Cristina Kirchner alone in the presidential chair?
The cancellation of the flight to Mexico that Fernández had scheduled for this Friday at 11.00 was confirmed just after 19.00 today from the information provided by journalist Norberto Dupesso in TN Central (All News). There he was going to meet with the president of that country, Andrés Manuel López Sobrador, and he was going to remain in Aztec lands until 22 on Saturday.
The decision was not easy for the head of the Casa Rosada because, together with his foreign minister Felipe Solá, they had been working for months with López Sobrador so that Argentina succeeded Mexico in the pro tempore presidency of the Summit of States of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC).
In this way, all the responsibility will fall on Solá, who will be the only national representative in the conclave this Saturday, during which a dozen leaders hope to define the conduct of this forum with which Fernández, López Obrador and Luis Arce , from Bolivia, seek to counter the Organization of American States (OAS).
Meanwhile, the Argentine president will participate this Friday in a virtual way in the Forum of the Main Economies on Energy and Climate, a meeting to which he was invited by the president of the United States, Joe Biden. The meeting, which will take place from 9:30 am (Argentine time), will serve to “give a specific debate about future and necessary actions to address the global crisis of climate change.”
In the letter in which he was invited by Biden to be part of the event, Fernández was thanked for his participation in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate Change last April, and for being one of the hosts of the Eastern Regional Climate Change Summit month. “The climate change crisis confronts us with both a profound generational challenge as well as an extraordinary opportunity to create a more prosperous and sustainable economy that benefits us all,” said the head of the White House.
The meeting seeks to “strengthen efforts on climate change and ensure success in the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26)”, which will take place in the coming months in Glasgow, Scotland. Among the guests are Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, and also authorities the Commission and the European Council and the United Nations.