Philip VI receives Alberto Fernández on his official trip to Spain

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Madrid, May 11 (EFE) .- The King of Spain, Philip VI, received this Tuesday the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, at the beginning of the visit of the Argentine president to Madrid as part of an official trip around several European countries with the aim of obtaining support for the debt negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The meeting began with a cordial greeting between the two on the access stairs to the Palacio de la Zarzuela, holding each other’s arms and, after posing before the media, they met in the Spanish monarch’s office. On his tour, Fernández is accompanied by the Argentine Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, who was already in Madrid in mid-April, and Foreign Minister Felipe Solá, who previously met with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha González Laya.

The talk with Felipe VI

From there, the Argentine president traveled to the Palacio de la Moncloa, the headquarters of the Spanish Executive, where the President of the Spanish Government, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, was waiting for him. Fernández was already in Madrid in February 2020, two months after taking over from Mauricio Macri and also in the framework of a European tour, with the same objective of seeking support in the negotiation of the payment of Argentina’s debt with him. IMF, although by then the coronavirus pandemic had not broken out.

Then, the Argentine president also met with Felipe VI and Sánchez, whom he thanked the “sincere support” of the Spanish Government so that the South American country can “get ahead and stand up.” EFE


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