Buenos Aires Herald
The two Heads of State also signed several accords at the Olivos presidential residence, along with their Foreign Ministers Susana Malcorra and José Serra (Brazil). Agreements to provide incentives for small businesses, to improve border controls and infrastructure were also signed.
The statement was roundly criticized and also walked back almost completely by Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra in the following hours and later by other government representatives, with Malcorra conceding that there was “still a long way to go” before any such negotiations were held.
The Brazilian leader is scheduled to arrive today at 10am in the Jorge Newbery airport in Buenos Aires City aboard the Brazilian presidency’s Airbus A-319 plane, accompanied by Foreign Minister José Serra, and the ministers of Development, Industry, Commerce, Defence and other government officials. Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra will receive them at the airport, and the group will then travel for lunch in Olivos to discuss various bilateral issues.
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to visit Congress to inform the Foreign Relations Committee about a statement released by the Foreign Ministry related to Argentina and the UK’s relations regarding the Malvinas islands.
Malcorra in turn is expected to attend a Foreign Affairs Committee meeting in the Senate soon and her presence at a Lower House committee meeting has not been totally ruled out.
Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres retained his spot as the first choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary-general yesterday as the race heated up. Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra rose one place to fourth in the latest informal poll of Security Council members, though she registered the same voting breakdown.
Despite the improved performance, Malcorra’s chances of winning the post appear slim, though she managed to keep her position as the highest-ranked woman in the race.
As Macri arrived in Cartegena yesterday, he spoke of the peace deal saying “how important this is for the region and for the whole continent ... I am a believer in dialogue and I wish the best of success knowing how important this is for Colombia, for the region and for the whole continent.” Macri was accompanied by Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra and Secretary of Strategic