The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandezcommunicated this Thursday with the head of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchezto confirm your presence in the next Ibero-American Summit of Heads of Statewhich will be held on March 24 and 25 in Dominican Republic.
According to an official communiqué from the Argentine Presidency, both leaders spoke by phone about the current relationship between the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU), after the meeting of the Chief Negotiators of the Agreementwhich took place in Buenos Aires on March 7 and 8.
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“The president is going to discuss Latin American relations with Europe and in particular with Spain. Regarding everything that is happening internationally with war, inflation and fuel and energy prices”, also explained this Thursday the presidential spokesperson, Gabriela Cerruttiin a press conference.
On the other hand, both leaders talked about the Forum of Progressive Governmentswhich will take place after the Ibero-American biennial, and they analyzed the joint work agenda for this year, which will include a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and the EU on July 17 and 18 in Brussels.
The summit celebrates its 28th edition, which will be the first with full face-to-face attendance since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, since the previous one -held in Andorra in 2021 – was held in a hybrid format.
The meeting will focus on two major themes: equity and sustainability, in line with its motto “Together for a fair and sustainable Ibero-America”.
Special attention will be paid to the fight against the climate crisis, to equitable access to health in the Ibero-American region, which has 600 million inhabitants, to public policies that guarantee opportunities to end economic and social imbalances.
A space will also be provided for gender equality, food security for the 60 million people who still suffer from it, sustainable economic development and energy transition.
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Fernández resumed his official agenda this Thursday from the presidential residence, waiting for it to be confirmed when and how he will be submitted “to a small intervention”, due to the back pain that he suffers as a result of “a herniated lumbar discCerruti explained.
The 63-year-old president suffers from a herniated lumbar disc, according to the report of the Presidential Medical Unit, for which he was recommended to rest.
Last Tuesday, he was transferred to the Otamendi Sanatoriuma private clinic in the Recoleta neighborhood of the capital, for presenting “a picture of acute low back pain” and they were made “the corresponding studies, evidencing a lumbar disc herniation”.
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