The president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio “Lula” Da Silva, once again called for help for Argentina and maintained that the country suffers from “indebtedness that is destroying it.”
It was while speaking at the G7 meeting (the most industrialized countries), where he was the only invited Latin American leader, which takes place in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the first to suffer a devastating nuclear attack in history.
“The external indebtedness of many countries, which victimized Brazil in the past and today destroys Argentina, is the cause of a flagrant and growing inequality and requires a treatment from the International Monetary Fund that considers the social consequences of adjustment policies”, Lula argued.
The summit was attended by Joe Biden (United States), Emmanuel Macron (France), Rishi Sunak (Great Britain), Georgia Meloni (Italy) and the host Fumio Kishida (Japan), among others, and their concern is focused on reality in the war in Ukraine.
Versions that come from that summit indicate that Lula also spoke in Japan about Argentina with the director of the IMF, the Bulgarian Kristalina Georgieva, with whom he had a meeting.
On May 2, when the Argentine economy was creaking due to the increase in the blue dollar and inflation, President Alberto Fernández flew to Brasilia with several ministers, including Sergio Massa, Santiago Cafiero and Victoria Tolosa Paz, to ask his ally for help. .
There they talked about advances with funds for exports that until now will not be able to materialize.
In that meeting, Lula promised: “I am going to talk to the IMF so that it removes the knife from Argentina’s neck.”
Later, Lula’s Finance Minister, Fernando Haddad, asked the Treasury Secretary of the democratic administration, Janet Yellen, in Washington, to assist Argentina, and raised it as a “humanitarian issue.”
Haddad and Massa’s teams work on the economic issue and those of Cafiero and Ambassador Daniel Scioli, so that Argentina can export to Brazil without importing products without using dollars.
On Tuesday the 30th and next Wednesday the 31st, in the framework of a Brics summit, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Haddad and Massa will meet again.
The day before, Massa should be in Beijing to renew the exchange of currencies (swaps) that Argentina maintains with the Asian giant.
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