Fernández visits the works of the Arroyo Jiménez and meets with businessmen in Florencio Varela

Albert Fernandez: "The Brics are an excellent cooperation alternative for my country"

“We must meet the new challenges,” the president said in a letter.

Argentina renewed this Thursday its interest in join the brics based on the position expressed by the president Alberto Fernandezwho considered that the space that integrates Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa For the country, it represents “an excellent alternative for cooperation in the face of a world order that has been working for the benefit of a few.”

The possibility of adding the country to the bloc that unites the two largest powers after the United States (Russia and China) and emerging powers from Asia, Africa and Latin America, was an objective that the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchnerand that later the former president did not disdain Mauricio Macri.

“The Brics are for my country an excellent alternative for cooperation in the face of a world order that has been working for the benefit of a few,” Fernández said Thursday in a letter sent to the Forum of Political Parties of the Brics, which met this Thursday for the morning virtually, and which was read at the meeting by the Argentine ambassador to China, Sabino Vaca Narvaja.

The meeting was opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping in his capacity as leader of the Communist Party
The meeting was opened by Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his capacity as leader of the Communist Party.

The call -organized by the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and carried out remotely from Beijing- was attended by twenty political leaders from member countries of the Brics Group, plus others, such as Argentina, Bangladesh and Senegal.

In the letter, the Argentine president marked the relevance of the bloc that he represents around the 42% of the world’s populationholds 23% of global GDP, 18% of total international trade and covers 30% of the planet’s territory.

“The Brics are undoubtedly a group of determining countries for world economic development“, he underlined and, in this sense, evaluated that “world macroeconomic stability and economic growth pass and will pass increasingly through this group of countries”.

“The Brics are for my country an excellent alternative for cooperation in the face of a world order that has been working for the benefit of a few.” (A)Alberto Fernandez(A)

Argentina’s willingness to join the group of five countries received a gesture of support in the first days of April, after the Minister of Economy of Jair Bolsonaro, Paulo Guedesdeclared to the O’Estado agency that it will promote Argentina as a candidate to join the New Development Bank (NDB), the financial institution created by the BRICS in 2014, based in Shanghai.

Argentina participates through the ambassador Sabino Vaca Narvaja
Argentina participates through the ambassador Sabino Vaca Narvaja.

In this regard, Fernández affirmed that “the new development bank of the Brics, in which my country could participate, is for me the institutionalization of a new world order focused on development away from financial speculation that has caused so much damage to our countries,” he added.

With the theme “Promoting development through unity and cooperation, and advancing together towards a bright future,” the event was organized by the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China.

The meeting was opened by the president of China, Xi Jinping, in his capacity as leader of the Communist Party, and then there were interventions by the representative of South Africa for the Union of African States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Gioja: “Brics is synonymous with an alliance of developed nations”

On behalf of Argentina, the national deputy and 2nd vice president of the Chamber of Deputies also participated, Jose Luis Giojawho directly proposed that Argentina be incorporated as full member of the group made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and is renamed Bricsa.

In his capacity as president of the Justicialist Party, Fernández maintained in the letter that “the social justice is a fundamental pillar that the Peronists, we believe implies the permanent search for an equal treatment of the sectors postponed and forgotten by other political projects”.

“I have the firm conviction that the countries that make up the Brics understand this point perfectly, which is why I accompany and celebrate the commitment of all the Brics countries to fully implement the 2030 agenda, and the sustainable development goals, highlighting the importance of the economic, social and environmental dimensions, of equitable, inclusive, open, comprehensive sustainable development, driven by innovation,” said the president.

Ambassador Sabino Vaca Narvaja read the President's letter
Ambassador Sabino Vaca Narvaja read the President’s letter.

“Argentina advocates for a multilateral world and for improving all the mechanisms of the United Nations Organization in order to generate a more stable global governance in the same way that it promotes cooperative work in all regional instances,” he assured.

For his part, Gioja said in his presentation that “both Brazil and Russia, India, China and South Africa are world powers, including powers that abandoned the capricious qualification of emerging, which some organizations insist on imposing on them, to minimize them and so that they do not compete. with other (powers), who see their leadership threatened”.

In his speech, the FDT deputy maintained that “Brics is synonymous with alliance of developed nationsIt’s that they are in a position to lead virtuous processes, so that others, in developing countries, can take advantage of that momentum”.

Likewise, the former governor of San Juan indicated that Argentina “is in a position to offer everything necessary to contribute to that development, through unity and cooperation, which undoubtedly leads to progress towards a great, prosperous and brilliant, possible” and added: “Perhaps it is time to think about the possibility of bringing Brics to Bricsa, with Argentina inside”.

The perspective of the Foreign Ministry

meanwhile, chancellor santiago cafiero He assured that “emerging economies must be the engine of an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery over time”, when participating this morning in a virtual meeting with his peers from the Brics.

In the virtual meeting, in which the need to promote a “greater relevance” role of emerging economies and developing countries was discussed, Cafiero argued that “the global needs of developing countries have been relegated for decades “.

Before the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Naledi Pandor, and the Foreign Ministers of China, Wang Yi; from Russia, Sergey Lavrov; from India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar; and from Brazil, Carlos Alberto Franco França; Cafiero stated that “the solution to the global inflationary problem cannot be reduced to rate hikes by the central countries.”

“As President Alberto Fernández recently pointed out, the response cannot be limited to the unilateral action of one or a few central banks, but must be articulated and aimed at financing development and growth,” added the head of Palacio San Martín.

At the same meeting, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, expressed the interest of the Asian giant in launching a process to incorporate new members into the Brics.

“China proposes to start a process to expand the Brics, review the standards and procedures of the expansion process, and gradually come to a consensus,” Wang said, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

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