With the relationship at its worst, the Government came out to put cold cloths on the tension that the relationship between Alberto Fernández and Foreign Minister Felipe Solá is going through. According to La Rosada, the President and Minister of Foreign Affairs they had a talk alone in which Fernández expressed his disagreement with some of the official’s last interventions, but supported him in his position.
According to what government sources specified to ClarionBefore their trip to Chile together, Fernández and Solá sat down to have a coffee to “smooth things over” and there the President “supported their continuity.”
The tension with Solá rose again with the publication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Twitter with a greeting to the new president of the United States Joe Biden in which they criticized the administration of Donald Trump.
The last sentence of the tweet of greeting to Joe Biden complicated the situation of Solá. “Argentina wishes to strengthen relations and respect the multilateral organizations. It also hopes that it does 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 entity to the text. “It was a tweet, not a statement,” they 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 foreign minister pointed out in an interview that Fernández had asked the former vice president of Barack Obama to mediate to replace Mark Rosen, director of the United States before 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, Sola 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.
Now Fernández and the Chancellor they will make a trip to Chil togethere, which was scheduled for last week, where Fernández would meet with Sebastián Piñera. According to what La Rosada allowed to transcend, the meeting alone served to relax the relationship before facing this trip together.