Alberto Fernández will participate from this Monday in the summit of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), where the deepening of commercial and political ties between the two regional blocs in the midst of the global inflationary crisis will be discussed, and where a conciliatory position will be sought on conflictive issues, such as the war in Ukraine.

The meeting will take place in the city of Brussels between July 17 and 18. In turn, the President will lead bilateral meetings for Mercosur.

The Argentine president traveled to the European continent accompanied by the Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero, the Secretary of International Economic Relations of the Chancellery, Cecilia Todesca Bocco, the Chief of Staff of the Chancellery, Luciana Titus; the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello, the spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti; and the national deputy Eduardo Valdes. Fernández is also accompanied by his wife and first lady of Argentina, Fabiola Yáñez, with whom he was captured by the caparas getting off the presidential plane.

The President will seek to defend his position regarding human rights in Venezuela, will question the protectionist agenda of certain European countries that are blocking the Mercosur agreement with the EU, and will hold bilateral meetings with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Spanish President Pedro Sanchez.

In addition to the political dialogue between both blocks, the Presidents will address agendas related to the cooperation, he financing and the investments in strategic areas such as green transition, the digital transformation, the health and the food safety.