The official mission of the Secretary for Strategic Affairs also included participation in the 25th Annual Conference of CAF
The Minister of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Pelez, held a working meeting with the National Security Adviser of the United States, Jake Sullivan, “to agree to promote a common agenda and strategic dialogue focused on innovation, technology, technology and climate change according to official sources.”
At a meeting in Washington, Bellez and Sullivan “endorsed the will of their presidents, Joseph Biden and Alberto Fernandez, to promote joint actions aimed at facilitating a faster recovery in Argentina.”
Both acknowledged the “importance of advancing successful negotiations with the IMF, contributing to sustainable debt and long-term inclusive growth” for the South American country.
They also agreed to “advance a roadmap for bilateral cooperation” developed at the August meeting in Buenos Aires, with the aim of “accelerating the development of a knowledge economy with social and gender inclusion and fostering new social investments. Environmentally sustainable in terms of artificial intelligence, digital infrastructure and connectivity Federalism, Inclusion, and Technological Diversity.”
Government sources indicated that “focusing on joint efforts to confront the urgency of climate change, and utilizing international financial institutions to promote environmental and equitable economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic,” were other issues that were addressed.
In addition, the National Advisor and Secretary identified priority axes that will form the first core of strategic dialogues between the public and private sectors on topics such as “Innovation, Economy 4.0 and Climate Change, with a focus on Energy Transition, Circular Economy, Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture.”
Speakers noted that “Belise and Sullivan addressed the problem of weak middle-income countries and explored new alternatives for strengthening multilateral development banking, debt relief, and making better use of SDRs, including eliminating surcharges.”
During this official visit to Washington, Belize worked with the multilateral development banks to expand the agenda of support programs for Argentina, which allowed it to announce a “US$2 billion agreement for priority development projects with the World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank’s financing program for $2.6 billion including loans Investment, regional loans and quick exchange loans.”
Belize highlighted projects approved for Argentina for its “federal perspective, which focuses on the agenda of adaptation and implementation with climate change, digital innovation, connectivity and technology, artificial intelligence, and human development with social inclusion and strengthening the 4.0 economy.”
The official mission also included participation in the 25th Annual CAF Conference, which was accompanied by a working meeting with key executives of the multilateral development banks, where the Minister presented “concrete alternatives in terms of financial innovation to capitalize development institutions using the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights (Rights)”. special clouds). “
During his visit, Blaise worked with the full support of the Argentine Ambassador to Washington, Jorge Argello, and was accompanied by National Cabinet officials Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, (Climate Change Minister) Michaela Sánchez Malcolm (Secretary for Public Innovation) Martin Olmos (Under Secretary of Information Technology) and Leandro Gorgal ( Undersecretary of the Ministry of International Financial Relations), who “held bilateral talks with the aim of building the bilateral strategic dialogue.”
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