santiago cafiero participated in the II Plenary Session of the G20 Summit, where he gave a speech focusing on the importance of public health, after the coronavirus pandemic.
The chancellor replaced President Alberto Fernández at the Summit, after he had a decompensation and was diagnosed with erosive gastritis. During the Plenary Session, santiago cafiero He maintained that the world must work on international cooperation and solidarity.
“If the pandemic demonstrated anything, it is the value of public health. Moving forward, our energies will need to be focused on renewed international solidarity and cooperation to ensure a robust, resilient and inclusive recovery.“, expressed santiago cafiero in his speech.
The Minister of International Relations also stated: “The challenges of the post-pandemic are enormous, but we must never forget that many human beings were left on the road”; In this sense, he expressed on behalf of Argentina “his solidarity with all the victims of the pandemic and their families.”
The president explained that “the structural weaknesses that made developing countries suffer more than others —this is poverty, informal work, lack of access to health services, lack of connectivity, fiscal space, among many others— are also explanatory factors for an insufficient and uneven recovery”.
In this framework, he stressed the need for a change at the global level, “We need a change in the financial paradigm to advance in resilient and sustainable development”, and considered that the G20 has a key responsibility in this task.
In this regard, he stressed that the country “continues to work intensively on public policies to support research and development to combat the pandemic,” since the consequences are still latent.
Argentina insisted on the need to stop the war
During his speech, The chancellor He remarked: “So far this year, this war has cost my country almost US$5,000 million”, for which he called for a return to peace: “We need to restore peace and contribute to global recovery”.
And he added: “It is imperative that we join efforts so that the parties involved return to the negotiating table. We must assert the force of ‘multilateralism’, even though some want to ignore it.”