Vatican City, May 7 (EFE). The Vatican organized a symposium on May 14 on the ethical, economic and political challenges in this time of crisis, in which the Director General of the Fund will meet again at this headquarters. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, and Argentina’s Minister of Economy, Martin Guzmán.
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAC), led by Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorond, has organized a symposium entitled “Dreaming a Better Start a Run” which will allow a face-to-face meeting between the IMF director and Guzmán, who will arrive in Rome accompanied by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez at the conclusion of his tour in Europe.
Guzmán and Georgieva actually coincided in the Vatican in February of last year while organizing, also by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a forum on sustainable economy and inclusion in which they were able to confront the external debt problem that the Alberto government was trying to renegotiate.
In addition, Pope Francis received Guzmán on April 14th in the Vatican, as part of the tour that many European countries have kept to request support also to renegotiate the debt.
The symposium, which is still in the process of being organized, will show that inequality and hunger are on the rise, posing important moral, economic and political challenges that both political leaders and civil society must engage with.
As well as the need for changes in the international policy and financial architecture to address inequality, as well as comprehensive plans to combat climate change and the transformation of the food system
One of the discussion panels will deal with the topic of “Debt Relief for Developing Countries and the International Financial Structure”.
Remote attendance is also expected for German economy ministers, Wolfgang Schmidt and Spain Nadia Calvino, and Nobel Prize winner in economics, Joseph Stiglitz, among others, while the state treasury minister has yet to be closed. Janet Yellen.
Intervention is also expected from the US special climate envoy, John Kerry, or the World Bank’s director general of operations, Axel van Trotsenberg, among others. EFE
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