President Alberto Fernández will hold a bilateral meeting “on an open agenda” this Wednesday with his US counterpart, Joseph Biden, in which the negative economic effects generated by the drought in the country will be discussed and issues of bilateral interest such as climate change will be discussed. , technology, inclusion, democracy and human rights.

The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. in Argentina), in the Oval Room of the White House, under the 1+1 system, that is, only with the presence of both leaders, and then a statement will be made to the press. Subsequently, the members of the rest of the delegations from both countries will meet.

For Argentina will be the Ministers of Economy, Sergio Massa, and Security, Aníbal Fernández. Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero will also join; the General Secretary of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; the spokesperson for the Presidency, Gabriela Cerruti; the heads of the Foreign Ministry Cabinet, Luciana Tito, and of the Economy, Leonardo Madcur, and the Argentine ambassador to the United States, Jorge Argüello.

The American entourage will be made up of the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; the Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere, Brian Nichols; the special adviser for Latin America, Juan González; the person in charge of Argentina and the Southern Cone, Lorenzo Harris; and the US ambassador to Argentina, Marc Stanley.

The Argentine president will raise the issue of drought in Argentina as a problem for the entry of dollars into the country due to the drop in exports in the next harvest, sources from the entourage accompanying the head of state said. However, official sources clarified that “it is a meeting of two presidents to talk about different issues, not the request of one thing about the other.”

On the agenda to be discussed by the two heads of state appear “critical minerals, climate change, space and technology” as well as “economic cooperation” and the “shared values ​​of inclusion, democracy and the protection of human rights,” said the presidential spokesperson.