President Alberto Fernández arrived in Ushuaia on Tuesday to inaugurate three laboratories at the Marambio Base on Wednesdayin Antarctica, and will thus become the fourth Argentine president to set foot on the white continent.
On the flight to Ushuaia we were escorted by two Pampa III planes as a sign of recognition and institutional respect, ordered by the head of the General Staff of the @FuerzaAerea_ArgBrigadier General Xavier Julián Isaac.#DemocracyForever 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/kwBtXdtvWh
– Alberto Fernandez (@alferdez) February 21, 2023
Once he arrives in Antarctica, the president will put three laboratories into operation at the San Martín, Orcadas and Esperanza bases. Although the trip was originally planned for May 25, 2022, the bad weather conditions on that day frustrated the departure.
Now, if there are no setbacks, Alberto Fernández’s visit to the Marambio Base will take place today, coinciding with Argentine Sovereignty Day in Antarctica: this date commemorates the first raising of the Argentine flag on Laurie Island in the Orcadas archipelago South, to the north of the Argentine Antarctic Sector.
In this way, he will become the fourth Argentine president to visit Antarctica, since Arturo Frondizi, Raúl Lastiri and Carlos Menem had previously done so.
Traveling with the President will be the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Santiago Cafiero: of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus; Defense, Jorge Taiana; and from Social Development, Victoria Tolosa Paz; as well as the secretary of Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona.
President @alferdez arrived in Ushuaia, where tomorrow he will inaugurate the building of the University of Tierra del Fuego and will visit the Marambio Base for the #ArgentinaAntarcticaDay 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/g7hWlsoq0R
– Casa Rosada (@CasaRosada) February 22, 2023