President Alberto Fernández will meet this Tuesday with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silva in search of assistance in the face of the dollar crisis that is keeping the Central Bank’s reserves in check.

The meeting, which will be held at 5:00 p.m. in Brasilia, will be the continuation of the one that began last Thursday through a teleconference between the two presidents and that, in addition, marks the political harmony of the Casa Rosada and the Palacio do Planalto since the PT leader assumed the presidency in January this year.

Fernández plans to move forward with the efforts to seal an agreement with Brazil similar to the one that was recently formalized with China, whereby payment for imports from that country is made through yuan. The central objective is to take pressure off the few dollars from the Central.

Ambassador Daniel Scioli stressed today the political “affinity” between Fernández and Lula and also stressed that there is an affective condition in that relationship, since in Brasilia it is not forgotten that the Argentine President was one of the main voices in Latin America in proclaiming innocence of the leader from Pernambuco while he was in prison.

“We are going to be with President Lula, who, based on his affinity from the human but also political point of view, has shown all his willingness to help Argentina at this time,” Scioli said in radio statements.