Cristina proposes meeting with Uribe in Buenos Aires
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed a meeting with Alvaro Uribe to discuss the installation of American military bases in Colombia. She did so during the UNASUR summit, in Ecuador.
As it came up during the summit, the meeting with the Colombian president could take place in Buenos Aires.
Cristina said that: “We have imported the economic crisis, swine flu, we now import a belligerent situation,” said the head of state, after agreeing with the current president of the block of South American nations, Ecuadorian Rafael Correa, to call a meeting with leaders of the zone to moderate the political crisis generated by Colombia.
The proposal emerged after Hugo Chávez said in his address to the presidents that “winds of war began to blow” in the region and that Venezuela “is preparing for an eventual military confrontation.
Earlier, Rafael Correa had lamented the installation of US military bases in Colombia and said it was “a provocation”.
Moreover, President Inacio “Lula” Da Silva stressed the importance of dialogue in regard to the differences over the issue and stressed the need to call the president of the United States, Barack Obama for a meeting with presidents of the UNASUR block.
Lula said that the UNASUR is meaningless if it will become a “club of friends surrounded by enemies.”