First a radio statement, then a post on Twitter with a greeting to the new president of the United States Joe Biden with criticism of the administration of Donald Trump, once again put Foreign Minister Felipe Solá in the target of criticism from the Government but still on Tuesday will accompany President Alberto Fernández on his official visit to Chile.
It is about the trip that was planned for last week, where Fernández would meet with Sebastián Piñera. Only those seven days of postponement were enough to cause another controversy from the Foreign Ministry, which further agitated the relationship between Alberto Fernández and Felipe Solá.
As revealed Clarion, in the Executive they repeat that the head of state does not answer him or answer the phone to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Although names returned as possible replacements for the former governor of Buenos Aires andThe Chancellor has no intention of leaving office.
The last sentence of the Foreign Ministry’s greeting tweet to Joe Biden complicated the situation in Solá. “Argentina wants to strengthen relations and respect multilateral organizations. He also hopes that they do not bet on the disunity of our nations as in the previous stage “, published the official account of the Palacio San Martín.
“It seemed like a manifesto of the Evita Movement more than a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” they lamented at Casa Rosada. In the Chancellery they reduced the importance of the text. “It was a tweet, not a statement”, minimize. In the Executive they emphasize that the error was “political and not communicational.”
Already with Joe Biden as president-elect of the United States, Solá starred in a slip on the telephone communication between Alberto Fernández and the elected president. The chancellor pointed out in an interview that Fernández had asked Barack Obama’s former vice president to intermediary to replace Mark Rosen, Director of the United States to the IMF.
Unofficially, sources from the Presidency discredited Solá. They made it known then that the foreign minister had not even participated in the conversation with Biden, because instead of going to the Rosada, where Fernández was, he went to Olivos.
Devalued, Alone has part of the most important relations of the Foreign Ministry intervened. The relationship with the United States is between Ambassador Argüello and the Secretary for Strategic Affairs Gustavo Beliz, who also conducts the relationship with the Church and weaves those with multilateral credit organizations such as the IDB, CAF, FonPlata and BICE with the that managed to approve $ 2.45 billion in loans.
The link with the IMF depends on Guzmán and relations with China are concentrated by the new ambassador Sabino Vaca Narvaja (who took office after the noisy departure of Luis María Kreckler). The agreement with Russia for the coronavirus vaccine was due to a direct management of the President with Vladimir Putin.
In addition, Sola was absent during Fernández’s fleeting visit to Uruguay, where the Eastern Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo was. Again from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs they lowered his tone and described the decision as part of the President’s informal style.
The truth is that the ambassador and former foreign minister, Rafael Bielsa, who worked for this bilateral meeting and on various agreements, is also waiting in Chile.