Buenos Aires Herald
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra yesterday played down speculation and claimed she had no interest in knowing who discouraged her candidacy in the election to succeed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“We don’t know who vetoed my candidacy. I guess it will be known at some point. There are different hypothesis,” Malcorra said in an interview with Radio del Plata.
MALCORRA ON UNITED NATIONS POST: 'I don’t know who vetoed my candidacy’
Following the strong rejection issued by President Mauricio Macri’s Let’s Change (Cambiemos) administration to Britain’s announcement of military exercises in vicinity of the disputed Malvinas Islands during the week, Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra followed suit during a press conference at the Vatican yesterday and expressed her “disappointment” at UK militarism in the region.
The moderation meanwhile will not make the difficult questions go away. Macri gulped yesterday when he was asked about the British government’s decision to go ahead with routine military exercises in Malvinas Islands’ waters this week. The president told reporters that Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra could answer that question.
“Both Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra and President Mauricio Macri should urgently and decisively act against this new hostile action by Britain,” leader of the FpV-PJ bloc in the Lower House Héctor Recalde said.
Russia vetoed Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra’s candidacy to head the United Nations, The New York Times reported yesterday.
The future secretary general — who saw off many competitors to win the post, including a strong challenge from Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra — pledged yesterday to act as an “honest broker” and said he would take a humble approach in trying to deal with global issues, with human dignity at the core of his work.
The meeting gathered more than 300 diners and created an unusual opportunity to see a broad range of the political spectrum, including Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra, her Kirchnerite predecessor Jorge Taiana and former ministers Roberto Lavagna and Eduardo Amadeo, among others.
Argentina's ambassador In London yesterday played down speculation that the United Kingdom had deliberately blocked Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra's bid to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations, suggesting that rumours of British anxiety over an Argentine leading the world organization were wide of the mark
Argentina’s ambassador in London yesterday played down speculation that the United Kingdom had deliberately blocked Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra’s bid to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations, suggesting that rumours of British anxiety over an Argentine leading the world organization were wide of the mark.