This Monday, the Minister of Economy, Silvina Batakis will have her first meeting with the director of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Kristalina Georgieva, which will be monitored by Alberto Fernandez.
From the Pink House, President will follow up on the meeting that will take place in Washington, United States, where, finally, Alberto Fernandez did not travel, after his counterpart, Joe Biden, will cancel his bilateral agenda, after being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Though Alberto Fernandez did not accompany the minister on her trip to the United States, he canceled his political agenda for today, in order to be attentive to the news that Batakis will provide him after their meeting.
This, since The minister will seek, among other things, to analyze the goals that the Government set with the agency last March and the financial pressure that the country is experiencing as a result of the escalation of the dollar and inflation.
As indicated from the Government House, “the agenda with the IMF includes a working lunch with Ilan Goldfajn, director of the multilateral organization for the Western Hemisphere; Luis Cubeddu, head of the Mission for Argentina; and Julie Kozack, deputy director of the Western Hemisphere Department”.
For its part, the meeting with Georgieva will take place at the headquarters of the international organization. This will be the first face-to-face meeting of the minister with the director of the IMF, since since Batakis was assigned to the economic portfolio, the contact had only been virtual.
In addition, the head of the Palacio de Hacienda will meet officials from the World Bank and the Treasury, with which the Government, too, hopes to bring a bit of calm to the markets.
Deferred economic measures
Faced with the escalation of the blue dollar, the Government prepared a series of measures, which were scheduled to be exposed this weekend; however, the announcement was delayed due to Batakis’s trip to Washington.
Before leaving, the minister met with President in order to finalize details for what will be the meeting with the IMF; which will be key to meeting the fiscal goals for the coming months.