Amid the tensions arising from the announcement made by Uruguay on the progress of a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, President Alberto Fernández will participate this Thursday in the Mercosur summit in Paraguay. This is the first face-to-face meeting since December 2019.

Official sources told Noticias Argentinas that the head of state will travel this Thursday to the Paraguayan city of Luque to participate in the Summit, where Alberto Fernández will remain for less than 24 hours. For his part, the Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro will not attend the event.

The meeting will begin this Wednesday with the meeting of the foreign ministers of Mercosur, which will serve as a preparation for the issues that the presidents will later analyze and debate during the Summit this Thursday.