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Why the return of Silvina Batakis from the United States was delayed

The Minister of Economy, Silvina Batakis, was forced to postpone her return plans to Buenos Aires product of a complication in flight connections back after his tour of Washington.

Even though the minister He was scheduled to resume his duties this Wednesday., as a result of complications in flight connections, will do so on Thursday morning. “There were several internal joins, it could be solved, but there was no place in the international return“, official sources told the press.

The official traveled to the United States on Saturday night to meet with the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, Treasury authorities and Wall Street investors, despite the bilateral suspension of President Alberto Fernández with his North American counterpart, Joe Biden.

Silvina Batakis and Kristalina Georgieva, during their meeting in the US

Batakis en Washington

After her first face-to-face with Kristalina Georgieva, the Ministry of Economy revealed that it was an extensive meeting in which the IMF authorities “They showed their interest in knowing first-hand the Argentine macroeconomic situation, in the midst of the current global context derived from the war in Ukraine, and they exchanged views on the economic and social challenges of Argentina.”

In the previous one, the head of the Palacio de Hacienda had already had another meeting in Washington with David Lipton, Yanet Yellen, and a team from the United States Treasury in her building.

In addition, the minister he also led a meeting with the representative of the World Bank, Axel van Trotsenburg. “With a commitment to help protect the poor from the impacts of inflation, improve basic services and promote a sustainable return to growth,” the manager said on his Twitter account.

Secondly, the Inter-American Development Bank agreed to grant a loan to the country for USD 1,140 million, with the objective of “promote decarbonisation of the energy sector“. At the moment, the other two disbursements linked to the agreement with the IMF that correspond to the first semester are still pending.

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