The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, closed his agenda of activities in Washington, with a meeting he held with the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath.
Guzmán attended this week the meetings of the Spring Assembly of the IMF and the World Bank with an agenda of bilateral meetings that yesterday included a meeting with the head of the Fund Kristalina Georgieva, with whom he analyzed the progress of the debt renegotiation agreement with the country achieved in early March.
At the end of this tour, the head of the Treasury Palace arranged the meeting with Gopinath in which they discussed the agreement reached between Argentina and the international organization, the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine and the inflationary pressures and challenges that the war generates, reported the Ministry of Economy.
— Gita Gopinath (@GitaGopinath) April 23, 2022
Guzmán described the meeting as “enriching” and stated: “In difficult times for the world, it is of special value to combine knowledge with policy action to build strategic solutions to the challenges we face.”
“It was good to meet with the Minister of Finance of Argentina @Martin_M_Guzman and have a broad discussion, including our shared experience in academia and public service,” Gopinath said through his Twitter account.
Yesterday, Guzmán, in dialogue with Argentine journalists, assured that the goals of Argentina’s agreement with the Fund “will not be changed” and will even “prioritize social protection expenses.”
After the meeting he held the day before with Georgieva, the minister stressed that “we have exceeded the fiscal goals for the first quarter, and we have managed to accumulate reserves.”