President Alberto Fernandez will participate next Friday in the inauguration ceremony of the Chilean president Gabriel Boric, and will address a speech at the lunch of the invited heads of state, together with the host, and then hold bilateral meetings with his peers from Peru, Pedro Castillo; and from Bolivia, Luis Arce, reported official sources.
Fernandez will leave this Friday at 7 from Buenos Airesnext to a composite retinue by the governor of San Juan, Sergio Uñac; the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Santiago Cafiero, and of Security, Aníbal Fernández; the Ministers of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, and of Health, Carla Vizzotti, and the spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti.
As well will be part of the delegation the General Secretaries of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello, and of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; national deputies Ana Carolina Gaillard, María Liliana Paponet, Victoria Tolosa Paz and Leonardo Grosso; the president of the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (Inadi), Victoria Donda; the presidential adviser Dora Barrancos and the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela de Carlotto and Buscarita Roa (who is Chilean). Other Argentines who will be in the assumption They are the musicians Víctor Heredia and Pedro Aznar, as well as the writer and feminist activist Rita Segato, who were specially invited by Boric Font. The Argentine president will arrive in the city of Santiago, from where He will travel to Valparaíso to participate, at 12 o’clock, in the Hall of Honor of the Congress, in the transfer of command. Fernandez will then be part of a lunch that Boric will offer to the heads of state present at the Presidential Residence of Cerro Castillo, in the city of Viña del Mar, where both leaders will be the only speakers at the time of the toast. Then, The Argentine president will hold two bilateral meetings with Castillo and Arce, to then meet with Boric. Fernandez’s visit will take place within the framework of a “fluid and deep” bilateral relationship, according to Cerruti in his usual Thursday press conference at the Government House.
“Although they have known each other for a long time, in this short time of sharing the responsibilities of governing on one side and the other of the mountain range, the truth is that the relationship between them is fluid, it is deep; and we hope that this will also serve to continue deepening relations between Chile and Argentina,” Cerruti said at his usual Thursday press conference at the Government House.
What’s more stressed the importance of that link in the context of the war in Ukraine: “We hope that Latin America, as a land of peace, can offer the world a place to think differently,” said the spokeswoman.
Cerruti also reported how “an auspicious novelty” the fact that Boric asked Fernández to “share the word with him at the lunch of heads of state” planned within the framework of the acts for the inauguration.
“It is the first time that this has happened, that a foreign president speaks at the closing of the lunch of the presidents of state,” said the official; and she added that Boric “specially asked her to address his word to the rest of the leaders who will be accompanying him at that time.”
“It is the first time that this has happened, that a foreign president speaks at the closing of the lunch of state presidents”
Among the delegations invited to the inauguration are the representatives of the governments of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands and a Spanish delegation headed by King Felipe VI . Usually there are 1,300 guests, including international representatives and Chilean parliamentarians and ministers, but this time only 500 will attend due to health regulations, due to the coronavirus pandemic.