Buenos Aires Herald
Polls among the UN Security Council members showed the Costa Rican was close to bottom, receiving support from just two countries. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra is one of the nine candidates nominated in the running for the post.
Malcorra, for her part, said yesterday that business leaders around the world have always been confident of investing in Argentina following Macri’s election but that certain stumbling blocs, such as the now-resolved conflict with the country’s creditors, the so-called “vulture-funds”, had been overcome since Macri took office.
“Business leaders were confident from day one, but we had some prior problems to resolve, that have (now) been resolved,” she said ahead of today’s event. The government hopes its summit will pay off.
Politicians: President Mauricio Macri, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay, Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra, Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña, Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, Defence Minister Julio Martínez, Interior, Public Works and Housing Minister Rogelio Frigerio, Production Minister Francisco Cabrera, UK Minister of the Americas Alan Duncan, US Ambassador Noah Mamet.
The minister, an MP for the ruling Conservative Party, seemed happy to be in Argentina , tweeting about his meetings with Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña, PRO lawmaker and Senate leader Federico Pinedo at Congress and Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori. Duncan is also due to meet with President Mauricio Macri and will spend time with Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra, where it is thought the pair will discuss the Malvinas Islands in a “constructive spirit.” Speaking last week to British newspaper The Guardian, Malcorra said it was time for a new approach to relations between the nations, referring to the “zero sum” approach adopted by previous Kirchnerite administrations.
President Mauricio Macri received a myriad of compliments at the G-20 summit in China. He was happy to tell his ministers of the praise he received from Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. He noted that José Serra, the Brazilian Foreign Minister, appeared surprised and annoyed to his colleague Susana Malcorra regarding the attention given by world leaders to Argentina
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra’s ongoing bid to replace outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon continued to struggle yesterday after the results of the fourth straw poll in the voting for a new UNSG showed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres continue to lead while there was little movement among the 15-member Security Council (UNSC) supporting the foreign minister’s bid.
The local Malvinas Islands government on the (FIG) continued to reject proposals mooted by Argentina and Foreign Minster Susana Malcorra to restore direct flights between the archipelago and the mainland yesterday, as it reiterated calls for Buenos Aires to backtrack on sanctions against companies who exploit fossil fuels in the seas surrounding the islands.
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra reaffirmed the government’s commitment to re-establishing direct flights between the mainland and the Malvinas islands yesterday during a visit to the United Kingdom.